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Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM113) $2.50

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Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon

         
 
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90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in Georgia in the 1830's. Its stripes resemble those of a Rattlesnake, hence the name. Sweet, light crimson-colored flesh and large size. Used as a shipping melon; a great old variety.
 
Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AMB
Location:
College Place, WA, United States
Date:
May 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Okay for northern climate
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor!

What are the cons? seeds - get used to them

Review:

I live in sunny, eastern Washington State. I have grown 40 lb melons for two years now. I grow them on a large piece of black plastic with about a one foot diameter hole for each plant. I water with a drip line. The black plastic helps to keep them warm at night in our arid climate. These melons are DELICIOUS!!! The little seedlings are kind of delicate for our windy, spring climate. It is best to protect them with a 2 liter soda bottle (no ends) or something like that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jbrant
Location:
Kingston, GA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious large easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, very sweet, big

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year growing Georgia Rattlesnake heirloom watermelons. I'm no professional farmer and didn't spend a lot of time messing with the vines. But despite this, I grew many 40 pound delicious melons (sowed eight plants this year). My garden is in NW Georgia, so I sowed the seeds during the first week of May. Melons ripen by last week of July or first half of August. Had lots of tall grass and weeds growing around the vines competing for nutrients. This didn't seem to bother the productivity, though. I had put down a cloth covering to prevent weeds, but deer trampled all over it, ripping it to shreds early on. So now I have a fence around the garden to keep the deer out! Next year should therefore be even better. I'm more interested in taste than size. This variety gives you both without much fuss. (I never grow more than one variety at a time, for fear of cross-breeding that may produce junky melons.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
alex
Location:
salisbury, MD, United States
Date:
May 17, 2015
          5.0
 
old reliable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? taste good

What are the cons? none

Review:

has a good taste and is very reliable and easy to grow. have grown many varieties of melons and this is our favorite. give vines plenty of space, we plant white dutch clover in rows next to melons , helps pull in pollinators and is good for the soil in my opinion. correct irrigation is very important , have fun and keep salt shaker near by.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pops
Location:
Stuart, FL
Date:
September 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Great tasting and easy to grow
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? It was fun to watch

What are the cons? none at all

Review:

My first time with Heirloom seeds and I was very pleased with the seeds performance. My summer was very wet. Rain, rain, and more rain. Had tons of blooms and no melons. Very discouraged; but kept looking. One time out in the garden I looked up into last seasons bean trellis and lo and behold, there were 5 (yes 5) melons hanging in my trellis. Last week we picked a 30lb watermelon that started in my old trellis. Unbelievable.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sunnyside MiniFarm
Location:
Marysville, OH
Date:
December 3, 2013
          5.0
 
Perfect for local Farmers Mkt
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, high yield, traditional

What are the cons? none

Review:

As a local Farmers Market vendor, we rely on Georgia Rattlesnake for its consistently high yield, sweet taste, and 'traditional' style (with black seeds). Once they ripen, which is mid to late August in Ohio, we sell out every week to customers who describe them as "hard to carry to the car, but definitely worth it!" and some say their kids have a great time having seed-spitting contests. We are a forever fan of this variety and highly recommend it to backyard gardeners and professional growers alike.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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