Watermelon, Funk Family Heirloom

Citrullus lanatus
SKU: 0145A P25

Funk Family - SOLD OUT

  • Organic
  • Round dark green fruit
  • Excellent texture and flavor
  • 100-110 days
  • New for 2017 - Heritage Farm Collection Variety

Funk Family - SOLD OUT

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Round, dark green fruit, somewhat variable in size, weighing 12-21 pounds when grown at Heritage Farm.

Donor Jerry Brown says 30-35 pounds is typical for him, growing them in Kansas, where they mature in 100 to 110 days. Excellent texture and flavor. Sweet and juicy. This watermelon variety was donated to SSE by Jerry Brown of Kansas. Jerry obtained the variety in the early 1960s from Walter Funk who lived south of Atchison, KS. The watermelon was grown by Walter’s parents and grandparents, with their family stewardship dating back to the 1870s. Jerry continues to grow it today.

Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun