WATERMELON, Moon & Stars Yellow Watermelon
WATERMELON Moon & Stars Yellow Citrullus lanatus.
Germination 100% (Packed for 2023).
Seeds per packet ~ 30
Named for the bright yellow speckles against its dark green skin, the Moon and Stars Watermelon is a popular mouth-watering heirloom variety that was introduced by the Henderson seed company in 1926. But watermelons have a history going back 5,000 years to Africa. (See National Geographic article). Watermelons were first cultivated in Africa before spreading north into Mediterranean countries and, later, to other parts of Europe. The transatlantic slave trade was the main vehicle by which the watermelon made its way to the New World. Before it became a racist stereotype in the Jim Crow era, watermelon once symbolized black self-sufficiency. After the Civil War, free black people grew, ate and sold watermelon—the fruit became a symbol of freedom