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Watermelon 'Katanya' - Citrullus lanatus



USDA Zones 4 and warmer

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Full sun

Fertile, deep, well-drained

Regular watering

Plant spread is 2 to 3 feet (.61-.91 m)

8 to 10 pound (3.6-4.5 kg) round, dark green melons


"Ice-box" type melon with sweet salmon-pink flesh and a fruity aftertaste. Sturdy vines produce large quantities of melons. Russian heirloom seed from "Katanya," a woman in northern Illinois. Harvest 65 days from sowing seed.


It's often hard to list definite sources. Ask for them at:
  • Online vegetable and flower seed websites
  • Mail order seed catalogs
  • Seed packets in retail stores
  • Or as bedding plants at garden centers


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