Moon & Stars Watermelon


Moon and stars shined  this summer in our garden.  Big juicy watermelons, with thin skin and alot of fruit!  My biggest melon was 28lbs and my smallest was 20lbs.  The originally seed comes from the Peter Henderson seed company of New York in 1926.   Gardeners stopped growing it for decades and it was reintroduced in 1981 by Merle Van Doren of Macon, Missouri. Merle shared it with the seed savers exchange .

My good friend Janice Brant from Tyendenaga shared the original seeds with me.

In 2019 I was happy to visit the Kenhteke seed sanctuary in Tyendenaga, and Janice shared alot of seed knowledge and stories.  Nia:wen Kowa Janice.

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Moon & Stars watermelon

  • 15 seeds
  • Open pollinated
  • Distance between plants – 24-36″
  • Distance between rows – 3-4′
  • Full sun
  • Water every 1-2 days
  • Days to maturity – 100 days
  • Days to germination – 2-3 weeks
  • Spread – 72-96″
  • Cucumis Melo

Produced on the farm, this is an incredibly delicious heirloom melon from New York (1926) introduced by

Peter Henderson & Company. We got the seed from Janice Brant, Haudenosaunee seed saver – Tyendenaga and the Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary

Sow:  Indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or direct seed after last frost 1’’ deep, add compost.

Harvest : When fruit is ripe and leaves have turned brown



Additional information

Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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