Moon and Stars Red (Van Doren)


Originally introduced in 1926 by Peter Henderson and Company. Thought to be extinct until it was re-discovered near Macon, Missouri growing in the garden of Merle Van Doren. Fruits and foliage are green spotted with yellow ‘stars’, fruits almost always have one larger ‘moon’. Not just a novelty, this is a very good eating melon too. Fruits weight 15-20 pounds and have sweet pink flesh.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type

Certified Organic, Conventional

Latin Name:

Citrullus lanatus


5-10 days


95-100 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow after all danger of frost past and soil is warm. Or start indoors and transplant after 3-4 weeks.

Planting Depth:



Sow seeds 6" apart. Space plants 18" apart in rows 6-8' apart

Seed Count

+/- 275 per ounce; 4,400 per pound

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Organic Certification

All seed labeled as Certified Organic is certified for A.P. Whaley LLC by MOSA.


Watermelon Fruit Blotch Waiver

Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease is a serious disease that can be introduced to plants through watermelon seeds, transplants, or spread from other hosts. The disease affects watermelon plants and fruits and can lead to lost fruit production and reduced yields. When plants are infected, the disease most affects watermelons grown in high humidity areas, such as Florida and parts of the Southeastern United States. The disease is generally of more importance to large-scale growers and it is industry practice for waiver notification on large watermelon seed orders.

While our seeds are not known to carry this disease, this notice serves the release of A. P. Whaley LLC liability due to any possibility of damages due to Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease. We do not distribute or sell seeds that are known to harbor this disease, but due to testing limitations, we cannot 100% guarantee seeds are free of any pathogen. By purchasing seed watermelon seed from our company, you are releasing A. P. Whaley LLC from any liability for consequential damages related to Watermelon Fruit Blotch disease and are planting at your own risk and liability.

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