Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon

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80 days to harvest Citrullus lanatus

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!

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15 Seeds $3.79 In stock
30 Seeds $6.50 In stock
60 Seeds $12 In stock

Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon

80 days to harvest Citrullus lanatus

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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!

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.

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1 review for Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon

  1. cshertenliebrn

    The fact that I could grow watermelon on the Canadian boarder of NY is amazing enough and that alone would get a good rating from me. I didn’t get 1 or 2, I got 8 on just two plants and that would have gotten a good rating as well. I had no pest or disease problems with them for the entire summer and that would have given them a good rating on top of everything else. After all of that let me just say that the flavor is just AMAZING and that is what I would have given ten stars for that if I could have. True, I have nothing to compare the flavor to because I have simply never tasted a fresh picked organically grown watermelon before. That is because watermelon doesn’t grow here. At least it never has before trying Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon. From this year forward they will forever have a place in my garden.

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Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon

Direct Sow: Sow 1–2 weeks after last frost when soil is above 70°F, 3 seeds every 3-4′, 1″ deep. Thin to 1 plant/group. Protect from Cucumber Beetles & increase heat with floating row cover until flowering. Ample water during pollination & fruit set essential. Fruit may be ripe when rind on ground is yellow or closest vine tendril is brown/dead.

Sowing Date: After frost, late May to early June
Seed Depth: 1 inch
Days to Germination: 4-7
Days to Maturity: 80-85 days to fruit
Plant spacing after thinning: 3-4 inches
Height: full 5′ + vine

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