Watermelon season runs throughout the summer -- from May to September -- but the exact range depends on where you live, Keep an eye out at your local farmers market.
Long season watermelons mature in 80 to 90 days. Those bred for a shorter season can mature in as little as 70 days. Suggested Varieties. Early / Short Season Varieties (70 to 75 days) 'Blacktail Mountain' - Red flesh, dark green rind. (6 to 12 lbs.) OP* 'Faerie' - Red flesh with a yellow rind. (5 to 6 lbs.) 'Golden Crown' - Red flesh with a yellow rind. (4 to 7 lbs.)
Watermelon. Watermelon is a tender, warm-season vegetable. Watermelons can be grown in all parts of the country, but the warmer temperatures and longer growing season of southern areas especially favor this vegetable. Gardeners in northern areas should choose early varieties and use transplants.
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The Melitopolski watermelons are seen piled high by vendors in Moscow in the summer. This variety takes around 95 days from planting to harvest. The 'Densuke' watermelon has round fruit up to 11 kg (24 lb). The rind is black with no stripes or spots.
Watermelons should be planted in spring after the last average frost date, when the soil temperature is at 60 degrees F or higher. The plants reach harvest 70 to 85 days later.