What are the pros? taste, large, keeps forever
What are the cons? Late season
I've grown many different varieties of heirloom watermelons and this thing is as close to perfect as a red fleshed watermelon gets.
The taste is the sweetest of any of the reds I grow. While it does have seeds, it doesn't have a ton, so it's enjoyable to eat.
It lasts a _VERY_ long time both on the vine when ripe and also in the refrigerator (Which makes it much easier to avoid picking it when it's too early, or too late when it's grainy or rotten.)
These average around 30 lbs for me, though my largest was 42 lbs. It is one of the most trouble-free watermelons I've grown and is higher in production than many other melons this size. The rind gets a "rough" feel to it when it's ripe.
It is a late season watermelon, but not extremely so. If I plant the seeds in the soil in June 1st, I typically have ripe melons around mid-late September.
I've grown this with Georgia Rattlesnake which is a very good melon. Jubilee is better - sweeter, bigger (often shorter), and lasts much longer.
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