Re: [gardeners] keeping watermelon

Bill Loke (
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 12:22:55 -0500

FWIW Seed Savers Exchange have a couple of watermelons that might fit the
bill. One is a Hopi Yellow Meated that reportedly keeps up to 8 months,
however, it has black seeds. Another is called Winter keeper which evidently
keeps thru to  February. They talk about burying the melons in the grain
bins. Seed color not specified but seed came from a Hutterite colony in SD.
There was some interesting info in the book called "Heirloom Vegetable
Gardening" which traces the intro and evolution of watermelons in America.
It also had a recipe on making Georgia watermelon vinegar.
Friends are the flowers in the Garden of LIfe
Bill Loke USDA 4b
RR#1 Kars Ont K0A 2E0
-----Original Message-----
From: margaret lauterbach <>
To: <>
ate: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 9:51 AMnative
>>vegetables if you can reach the right people there.  -Olin
>> margaret lauterbach wrote:
>><Subject: [gardeners] keeping watermelon
>>> ...Somewhere I have read about a watermelon grown by the Navajos ...  It
>>may have had red seeds. ... Does anyone have any ideas?
>Thanks very much.  I've been a supporter of Ns/S for a few years.  I may
>have read about it in one of their newsletters, but I suspect it was a
>former seed offering.  They've dropped a lot of stuff from the seed catalog
>in the past few years.  Margaret