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!

Size Price Quantity# Availability
15 Seeds $4.45 In stock
30 Seeds $7.55 In stock
60 Seeds $14.25 In stock

2 reviews 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.

  2. Brian

    Delicious! I got two, 12-lb watermelons and a few other smaller ones on two plants. And because of a very late frost, I was harvesting well into late October! What most impressed me is that these plants never got a single spot of powdery mildew. Not one! While my other cucurbits withered away late in the season, August Ambrosia thrived.

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Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon

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.

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