Watermelon – Early Moonbeam


Packet (~2o seeds)


The perfect variety for those cool Pacific Northwest summers.  Known for it’s irresistible sweet flesh, our employees are sure to slice into the first ripe melon of the season as a mid-work day refreshing snack in the (while it is mild) heat of our summers.  The 3-5# melons have bright yellow flesh and lime-green rinds with dark green stripes. We trialed several open-pollinated varieties in trialed in 2015, and Early Moonbeam Watermelon is the earliest and sweetest. Bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Oregon, who dehybridized it from Yellow Doll F1. Seed grown by Avoca Seeds

Days to Maturity: 75
Latin name: Citrullus lanatus
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual

Planting Instructions:
Start Early Moonbeam Watermelon indoors 4 weeks before transplanting or direct sow when soil has reached 75 degrees. Planting depth: 1/2.”  Spacing: 12-18.” Row spacing: 5.’

All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!