If you dream of homegrown watermelon and garden in short seasons, grow Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon. Her sweet fruits ripen abundantly throughout August even in short, cool seasons. We were honestly flabbergasted in 2017 to see how well they produced despite the endless rain, impressive disease pressure and relatively cool temperatures. If we can grow watermelon, you can, too!
Fruition developed August Ambrosia in collaboration with Cornell over six seasons, but here’s the thing: for millennia, brilliant indigenous seedkeepers have co-adapted with watermelon, laying the foundation so now we all can enjoy an impressively early watermelon with sweet flesh, thin rind & small seeds, straight from the garden every day in August. And we do!
|15 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|30 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|60 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Direct Sow Only
When to sow: 1-2 weeks after last frost, when soil is above 70°F
Sowing and seedling care: To harvest even more and earlier melons, grow them under hoops and floating row cover until they flower. This allows them to grow faster while also protecting them from the voracious cucumber beetles transmitting bacterial wilt. Ample water during pollination and fruit set is essential.
Seed Depth: 1 inch Sun Needs: Full
Days to Germination: 4 days at 75°F (24°C); 8 days at 60°F (16°C)
Spacing after thinning: 3-4 feet
Days to Harvest: 80
Length: 5+ foot vine
Harvest: Fruit may be ripe when rind on ground is yellow, or closest vine tendril is brown/dead.