15 seeds

Production: easy

Seeds saving: intermediate

Bagnacavallo Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

  • Bagnacavallo Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus): heirloom traditional ecotype that disappeared 10 yrs ago, Mr. Mingozzi from the organic company "La Radisa", succeded on finding the seeds in Canada, from a family of migrants who brought seeds from Italy and continued their cultivation overseas. Also called Watermelon of Romagna, or Ardita, it has thus been recovered through patience, research, and passion. The fruits are medium-large, abundantly exceeding ten kilograms. A distinctive feature is the color, dark green on a light background, unlike the common watermelons on the market. Ripening is late (also given the size), not always uniform (as often happens in ancient varieties) and good production.  Ecotype to be saved.