According to the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron, Nebraska, this 'Arikara' watermelon is a, "Descendant of small Spanish watermelons brought [to South Dakota] by traders from St. Louis in the late eighteenth century." It was eventually collected and released by the Oscar Will Seed Company. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 10 seeds.
Outdoors, plant three to four seeds, ½ inch deep, in hills spaced four to six feet apart. Transplant or thin to two plants per hill. Young plants are cold sensitive and some cover protection at nights may be required. Mulch or cultivate to control weeds.
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