Watermelon - Odell's White
HEIRLOOM. Originating from a slave of Col. A.G. Summer of Pomaria, SC, this melon takes its name from a Summer family friend, Milton O’Dell who popularized it in the 1850’s by winning many a contest with the melons immense size and sweetness. Sometimes weighing as much as 60 lbs., the skin is a pale green almost gray and the rind almost an inch think. Being not very heavily seeded for its size, and its sweet, smooth flesh makes for excellent eating enjoyment!
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|Approx. Seeds per Packet||Average packet weight
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|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||70-90°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Days to Harvest|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1/2"||12"||95|
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