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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: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 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

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By Sunnyside MiniFarm 3 Dec 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gene
Location:
Riverton, UT
Date:
September 18, 2013
          5.0
 
One of the better watermelons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? reliable, easy, good taste

What are the cons? Might not fit in the fridge.

Review:

This is my second year growing these. I grow around 20 different varieties of watermelon each year. This is one of my favorites. These reliably produce a good yield of melons in the 35-45 lb range. It is one of the best tasting red varieties I grow. Once ripe, it appears to keep longer in the field than most, so no fear of it instantly rotting the next day if you don't catch it. The melons tend to be much longer than other varieties, so sometimes it's necessary to cut it in half before it will fit in the refrigerator. Be prepared to dedicate at least an entire shelf to it unless you cut it up before putting it in the refrigerator. It appears to have some resistance to wilt because while I've had other varieties hit, none of these have been so far. These aren't the latest variety I've grown, but they're certainly not early either. For my location they're typically ripe around early to mid September - I typically plant the last Saturday in May. The skin becomes rough when ripe.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Gene 18 Sep 2013

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
cuddlycute
Location:
Hernando, MS
Date:
August 25, 2013
          5.0
 
Crisp and Sweet
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Large and very sweet

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

My dad planted the georgia rattlessnakes and they turned out excellent.We weighed one today and it weighed 43lbs..and it was sooooo sweet, crisp and good. My dad already said he wanted to plant more of the georgia rattle snakes for 2014.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By cuddlycute 25 Aug 2013

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LadyGreen
Date:
February 1, 2012
          5.0
 
Best tasting!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Best tasting watermelon I've tried yet. Last year was exceptionally hot in SE Kansas, but with drip irrigation my watermelon still thrived! We planted 18 hills of three different varieties, and gave away 10 times more than we ate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By LadyGreen 1 Feb 2012

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darla
Date:
August 24, 2011
          5.0
 
Best tasting watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I was given a gift of a package of your Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon. Everyone who tried it agrees that it is the best tasting watermelon they have ever eaten. I will grow this every year from now on. I always grow Golden Midget, another great tasting watermelon but it pales to Rattlesnake. Great harvest from your seeds, especially as the area they were grown in received no watering except what nature provided all season long. Can't say enough good things about this. Also makes very tasty Watermelon rind pickles...nice and firm.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Darla 24 Aug 2011

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