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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: 35
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

88.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gardener
Location:
Venice, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Date:
January 30, 2016
          5.0
 
One of my faves
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Matured very fast, great taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew Blacktail Mountain this year for the first time and I was impressed. It grew numerous large round black, great tasting melons. I did nothing but plant it and water it, and it grew like crazy. I plan on growing it every year now.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
D. R. McLeod
Location:
Hampton, GA, United States
Date:
January 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Best early / better than most
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Worth growing in its own right

What are the cons? 70 days is optimistic

Review:

I long sought an easy growing early melon. For years I have struggled with the detestable sugar baby and had it proven time and again sugar baby is a plant looking for a place to die and when the rare survivor does live it puts all it's energy into one basket or melon in this case. Like most other early whatevers one often decides you might well just wait for the real deal melons after tasting the early facsimiles. Then came BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN! I'll describe it as I would a main cropper because in all areas save waiting time and size this cultivar is every bit the equal of the best of the main season melons. This vine doesn't know it's an early season stand in. It grows just as strong and vigorous, maybe even quicker. It loads up with fruit and finishes them off nicely to proper size and shape without any tapered ends. And then there's the taste test. OMG, GOOD! This isn't a it'll do early, she's as good or better than most. However, the rind is thin and somewhat fragile if shipping.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dirtworshipper
Location:
Sharon, WI, United States
Date:
December 20, 2015
          5.0
 
Neglected them still tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, crunchy, single serving

What are the cons? Wanted more

Review:

I planted the whole packet in a small 3 ft x 3 ft space as an afterthought kinda late in the season. It was on the southeast side of the house, right next to the downspout. I promptly forgot about them, never weeded them or watered or fertilized. That spot gets some leaf mulch raked on it every fall, and something planted in it every year (and ignored), but these little melons had the best result. I was hungry one morning last September and went looking for something to eat in the garden, and found a bunch of softball sized melons, a few a little bigger, some a little smaller, a couple already hollowed out by ants. I picked them all and brought them in the house. They were sweet, juicy, and crispy fleshed, not mushy at all. We just sliced them in half and grabbed a spoon to scoop out the flesh, and ate the seeds too!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mattyg123
Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date:
December 5, 2015
          4.0
 
Single Serving Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very Sweet

What are the cons? A bit seedy

Review:

Delicious sweet watermelon. These were great to grow. Like some people said they were slow to start but once they did start they went nuts. I had 4 plants and harvested 12 melons. They grew one at a time on the vine. Once I harvested the vines would immediately flower again and then another melon would grow. There were 4 that were about 5lbs and the other 8 were less than three pounds. You can literally eat these from end to end. The small ones I didn't even dice up I just cut the top off and ate with a spoon like a mini bowl which kept the sweet juice inside the melon and not on my hands. Only shortcoming is they have plenty of seeds, so be prepared for that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
orario
Location:
Groningen, Netherlands
Date:
September 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Sweet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very sweet

What are the cons? Not so good for storage

Review:

Ordered it in dec 2013 to try on southern Philippines. Performed as well as the regularly, exclusively and massively grown hybrid Sweet 16 in there. It was much sweeter, almost the same maturity but didn't hold so long in stock as the hybrid. The extra sweetness however compensates for this. Both were grown with the same management and had comparable harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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