Moon and Stars Watermelon Seeds #354


Certified Biodynamic and Organic

HEIRLOOM One of the legendary Moon and Stars varieties of watermelon which were once thought to be lost. Dark skinned watermelons with golden yellow stars and one larger yellow “moon”. This variety has red flesh that is consistently sweet and flavorful. We have a fairly challenging climate for watermelons, but these come through well for us in warmer and cooler years with delicious 10-20lb. fruits. (In 2020 one weighed in at 28lbs!) This variety has been consistently among our first to ripen. The leaves and vigorous vines are also speckled with stars.


Moon and Stars Watermelon Seeds


75-95 from transplant


If transplanting (recommended) sow 2-3 weeks before the last frost date about 5 inches apart in a tray or in individual 4-inch pots. Sow moon and stars watermelon seeds two seeds per hole, and select the stronger seedling to transplant. Watermelons like rich soil. As the seeds are germinating, keep them very warm (75F-80F) and avoid over watering! Cool soil or too much water can cause the seeds to rot rather than sprout! Once they have germinated, they will be thirsty and like plenty of water (but without getting waterlogged.) transplant then they have their first true leaves. Cover immediately (after transplanting and watering in) with row cover for extra warmth and to prevent insect damage. Uncover as soon as flower buds appear to allow pollination.

full sun


Moon and Stars Cherokee Watermelons like rich, warm, moist but well-draining soil. Sandy and stony soil seem to be good (stones actually help to raise soils temperature!) as long as you put in plenty of compost and make sure to water them regularly, especially as they start blooming and setting fruit.




4 ft in the row, rows 3 ft apart.


Not cold hardy.


When two curling tendrils from the melon towards the roots have turned brown, the watermelon should be ripe.


Eat and enjoy!

Watermelon, mint and fennel salad:

  • De-seed and chop the watermelon flesh into approximately 1-inch cubes
  • Finely chop a large bunch of fresh mint leaves (applemint for milder salad, peppermint or spearmint for a stronger mint flavor)
  • Slice 2 medium-sized fennel bulbs
  • Very finely chop 1/4 of a sweet red onion

mix everything together with a vinaigrette:

  •  1 1/2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Finish by sprinkling on some feta cheese or other fresh, crumbly, salty cheese. Garnish with fennel leaves.

Additional information

Weight0.000001 oz

S ~20 Seeds, LG ~80 Seeds


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