Watermelon production on the Prairies is a very risky venture except in the most favorable of years. Using transplants with plastic mulch and crop covers are critical to successful watermelon production. Even with these production aids, the fruit are rarely ready before early September, by which time, demand for watermelon has largely passed.

Red Flesh

Yellow Flesh

Visit the 2007 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current watermelon recommendations.