|'King and Queen' is an heirloom variety of watermelon developed for storage through the winter. The fruits weigh 10 pounds, and have greenish-white skin with dark green stripes running longitudinally. The flesh is red, the seeds black. The melons are not the sweetest available, but if stored over the winter, they will continue to ripen until the following spring. 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.