First ship date is March 22. Free shipping with $35 purchase! Please note: We now ship via UPS.

Back! 65 to 70 days. Open pollinated. The earliest watermelon, Blacktail Mountain produced perfect, round, very sweet, crisp, and delicious fruits for me in Northern Idaho, where most gardeners don’t bother trying to grow watermelon. Handles cool climates well, and also did well for us in the humidity and heat of Southern Missouri. Really, you can grow it just about anywhere. Fruits are not huge, 8″ to 10″ across, have a deep green rind and crimson flesh. Vines grow to about 10 feet. Developed by Glenn Drowns when he lived in Northern Idaho, near Blacktail Mountain, which is where my first market garden was. He had since moved to Iowa, and was happy to send me seeds many years ago. He said they were “going home.” I have grown this watermelon for more than 20 years and it has never disappointed as long as, like other watermelons, it is not over watered (especially when fruits are ripening).

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March through late May, to the 48 contiguous states. We schedule your shipment to arrive just after the last frost date for your area. We will send an email from our farm ( within 24 hours of receiving your order informing you of your shipping date. You are welcome to change the shipping date. Just let us know when you want them.

Our plants are sustainably raised. We use only organic soil, fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.

Our plants are shipped in individual 3″ deep pots. They are ready to be planted out in your garden.

We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.