It took years of intensive breeding and selection to produce one of the world's largest watermelons but here it is! Carolina Cross Watermelons are delicious melons that have a thick rind and are very sweet when properly fertilized. We're including some tips for growing this whopper of a melon.
Here is a picture of Bill Carson with his Guiness Book of World Records watermelon weighing in at 262 pounds. Bill says its easy to grow a 200+ pound watermelon. He has produced 7 in his back yard plot that average 231 pounds.
This melon is also available in the Giant Collection.
Planting guide: Plant after danger of frost in hills 6 to 8 feet apart. Plant seed not over one inch deep 4 to 6 to the hill, pressing soil firmly over them. When plants are well established thin to 2 to each hill. Seed can also be started indoors for an earlier harvest.
These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting: