The very sweet, stringless flesh of this variety makes it a favorite of many. Averaging 20-30 pounds each, the rind is thin and tough with both light and dark green stripes. High quality! The rind is thin like many heirloom watermelons, but tough. Perfect for the home gardener. Shows good sunburn resistance. Disease resistant: Fusarium and Anthracnose. For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season, start seeds in a warm, well-lighted indoor area 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost.