Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon

Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon


25-40lbs thin-skinned and as sweet as candy.  This watermelon was originally called Kleckley Sweets, but catalogs moved the "s" around and by the 1930's most were calling in Kleckley's Sweet.  It was bred by W.A. Kleckley in 1887.  It remained the most popular watermelon for more than 50 years.  So, if you're looking for sweet quality, try this one.  It's a piece of history.


Photo 1941 Henry Field's

  • Grow

    (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus)80 days

    Sow 1–2 weeks after last frost when soil is warm above 70°F sow up to 1” deep.


    Harvest when tendril turns brown, like most watermelons.

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