Commercially introduced by us in 2022!
Phonetically pronounced: check-ear-day-ee o-ya-luh
We searched for all three flesh color (red, orange, white) strains of Çekirdeği Oyalı for a long time, until we finalized our search in 2018. We had a very limited seed stock for the white flesh strain of this amazing Anatolian watermelon for a long time.
Mid-size to large fruits of this strain have dark green stripes on light green rind. Overall, fruit shape is round but some fruits may be longer. Flesh is crispy, white and sweet but not as sweet as you would expect from modern watermelon varieties.
Our current seed stock was grown by Tom Wahlberg of Decorah, IA. Tom is a farmer certified by the Iowa Organic Certification Program. He was also one of the former seed house managers of Seed Savers Exchange.
Packet has 20 seeds