Watermelon : Dixie Queen
Early to harvest
This heirloom gives you crisp, red flesh, exceptionally sweet. It can reach 40-50 pounds in weight with dark green ivory stripes. Harvest tip: Harvest watermelon when the bottom of the melon is yellow, and the little "curlicue" of the stem dries.Cucurbitaceae Citrullus lanatus
The first fruits should be ready to harvest in mid to late summer, about 55 to 85 days after pollination.
When a Watermelon is ripe the tendril closest
Yellow-green rind, with dark-green broken stripes
Watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water, along with vitamins A and C and small amounts of B6. It also contains minerals such as Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Phosphorous. It is also high in the phytonutrient lycopene.