| Winter Queen
90 days — Folks generally time their sowing of 'Winter Queen' watermelon so that the fruits are ripe and ready just prior to their first fall frost. Harvested at that time and stored in a cool, dark, location, such as a fruit cellar, the fruits can last and be quite a treat all the way into the winter holiday season.
The rinds are tough, but somewhat rubbery, and yellow-green with faint pale-green stripes. They ripen to a pale yellow color with light-crimson flesh. The fruits are nearly round, about ten inches in diameter, and weigh twenty to twenty-five pounds. Each packet contains two grams, which is about 20 seeds.