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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

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Moon and Stars'.

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Common names
  • Watermelon
Also sold as:
  • Long Milky Way

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Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: Sep 2011
It's interesting how even the leaves have the moons and stars.
Location: East Texas
Date: summer, 2009
The leaves of this watermelon are absolutely beautiful.

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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photo credit: Nadiatalent

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: South carolina
Date: May
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Comments:
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 4:34 AM concerning plant:
    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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