Watermelon - Crimson Sweet Variety: Crimson Sweet - Citrullus lanatus Color: Dark green rind with sweet crimson flesh when ripe. Easy to Grow? Yes. Seeds Per Packet: Approx. 30+ Germination Rate: 90% Country of Origin: United States of America Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated. Seeds can be saved and replanted. Time Until Harvest: 80 - 90 Days Notes: Germ time: 5 - 10 days. Bears 20 lb. fruit on average. Early bearing variety. Resists drought and fusarium wilt. Nice thick rind makes them easy to handle and less prone to split or crack. Recommended by AAS. In zones 1-5 start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Use peat pots, melons are prone to transplant shock. In Zone 6+ direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Plant 4 feet apart or in hills (3 each) 5-6 feet apart.