|'Cuban Queen' is an heirloom variety of watermelon which sometimes reaches 100 pounds. The fruits are oblong, and the skin striped longitudinally with light and dark green. The flesh is red, and the vines long and rambling. Watermelons generally do best in warm climates. Cool weather will not produce good fruits, but some of the adversity of cool weather can be overcome by starting seeds early indoors, and transplanting them out at the height of summer. Plastic groundcovers are highly recommended to increase soil temperature in the spring, and rowcovers will help the crop ripen in the fall.