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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM129) $2.75
BULK SEED 1 oz (WM129C) $8.50

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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

         
 
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70 days. One of the earliest watermelons we know of, superb for the north, but it also grows well in heat and drought. The flesh is red and deliciously sweet. Fruit have a dark rind and weigh 8-12 lbs. each. This excellent variety was developed by our friend Glenn Drowns, owner of the Sand Hill Preservation Center in Iowa. A favorite of many gardeners across the USA. One of the best we have ever tried!
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 42
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

88.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Greatful gardener
Location:
Long Island, NY, United States
Date:
October 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Melon for the North
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Juicey and Sweet

What are the cons? None

Review:

I actually started these melons late indoors and then planted them late ( 2nd week of June ) outdoors and then still was able to harvest these melons by Labor day. Outstanding taste. The melon does have many seeds which is great if you are a seed saver. After you taste this watermelon you will never want to eat a seedless melon again. The best of these melons will be about the size of a bowling ball or larger. The smaller ones will be hit or miss due to size and growing conditions. If you are new to growing watermelons this should be the one you try first. Make sure the tendril starts to dry out and then harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sheryl
Location:
Jackson, MI, United States
Date:
September 18, 2016
          2.0
 
Meh.
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Juicy

What are the cons? Not that sweet.

Review:

On a sweetness scale of 1-10 I give this a 4. Not that sweet. Nice juicy flesh though. We still ate it and I did save seeds hoping maybe they will be better next year. I think because the vines kept getting disturbed, these were not prolific. Out of six plants I got only 2 watermelons. I will still try again next year, having learned a few things this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gardengirl
Location:
Barnstead, NH, United States
Date:
September 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Mouthwatering flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Extremely sweet!

What are the cons? Really seedy.

Review:

I have grown these for two years now and they are great producers. Even though they have quite a few seeds, the flavor of these melons is worth the work. My neighbors ask me when they will be ripe, that's how memorable the taste is!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MrsQ
Location:
Alfred, ME, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Grew well in Maine
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Amazing flavor

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Started indoors about 4 wks before planting out in early June. Give them plenty of room to roam! Excellent round melons that had plenty of time to mature in our Zone 5 garden. Intense flavor, which makes it the clear winner for us over any of the other smaller watermelon varieties. The only problem we had was that the chipmunks like the tiny watermelons (when they are really tiny) and threatened to eat them all. We finally put out the Havahart trap and moved the little beasties to the far end of the field. Problem solved, and still plenty of watermelon for us. They weigh a ton so don't even think about trying to trellis them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dickie Bird Farm
Location:
Chillicothe, OH, United States
Date:
August 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Early watermelon tastes great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early, sweet, red

What are the cons? small size

Review:

The earliest of my melons. This variety was ready in 67 days. Great tasting, very sweet. An attractive melon. Small for the watermelon world, about 8-9 lbs each.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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