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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM129) $2.75
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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: 24
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Beth
Location:
SW, WA
Date:
October 1, 2014
          5.0
 
Watermelon in the NW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was my first time growing watermelons and I thought I'd try this one first. I gave the seeds a head start indoors in a manure compost pot a few weeks before last frost. At that time I set up their planting spot and covered it with mulch, then clear plastic to warm the soil. Come planting time (end of April) i kept the transplants covered in a home made tiny greenhouse, uncovered during rain and very warm days. I removed the 18"x24" greenhouse about a month later when they outgrew it. Now I know nothing about proper watering or harvesting, but with minimal watering I got well over 10 melons between TWO plants! I am growing this along with a couple other heirloom varieties next year the same way and I hope for even better success with some more educating!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Beth 1 Oct 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Portland M
Location:
Falls City, OR
Date:
September 7, 2014
          5.0
 
Wonderful Sweets
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? grows in the NW, sweet

What are the cons? none

Review:

This watermelon was such a pleasant surprise. It is difficult to grow watermelon here in the NW where we are located, but we planted these seeds in our garden and received 5 beautiful melons! They were so sweet and full of flavor... will plant again next year for sure!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Portland M 7 Sep 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Ypsilanti, MI
Date:
August 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Easy great flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, easy to grow

What are the cons? No complaints

Review:

I've never had much luck with watermelon before, but these worked for me. My 3-year-old is my little helper in the garden. He was excited about these and picked one before it was ripe. I was worried he would be disappointed, but it tasted pretty sweet, considering. The ones that were actually ripe when we picked them tasted great and didn't have a lot of seeds. Very nice!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Katie 30 Aug 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shinrai
Location:
Rockvale, TN
Date:
August 23, 2014
          5.0
 
Tastiest watermelon
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? GREAT taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I'm sorry to say that i've never grown this variety from baker creek, but we bought one of this variety at a farm nearby. I used to not care for watermelon, but i wanted to get over my pickiness this year, which is why we bought one. If only this had been the first watermelon i'd ever tasted!!!!! If it had, i probably would've loved watermelon all my life!! Long story short, darker rinds and redder flesh make for an extremely tasty watermelon! I can't wait until these come back in stock!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Shinrai 23 Aug 2014

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Nickname:
Victoria in Vegas
Location:
Henderson, NV
Date:
August 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Watermelon Blacktail Mountain
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Vines Grew up trellis 8 ft

What are the cons? Small fruit

Review:

Hung on trellis and put in nylons to NOT break vines while hanging. WOW LOVED this plant. did well in this hot climate. Fruit was medium and small only got 4. But VERY sweet. Tiny seeds all over inside them, so saved them for next year. WOW loved it!!!!!! done 9a Las Vegas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Victoria in Vegas 13 Aug 2014

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