Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Moon and Stars') in the Watermelons Database

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Also sold as:
Long Milky Way

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Flower Color: Yellow
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects

It's interesting how even the leaves have the moons and stars.

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Sep 2011It's interesting how even the leaves have the moons and stars.
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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 4:34 AM

When I grew this for the first time, I was surprised by the speckled foliage and thought it was a disease. It is simply the "stars" that give the plant its name and are also found on the speckled melons. The moon in their name refers to the white split where the melon sits on the ground. By the way, that "moon" spot turns from white to creamy yellow as the melon ripens. Another sign that it's ripe: The vine dries up where it attaches to the melon.
Excellent sweet taste. I know gardeners who will only grow this variety because, once you taste it, you never want any other kind.

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