Watermelon

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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

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2 out of 2 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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5 out of 5 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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15 out of 15 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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21 out of 21 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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