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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Very sweet,crisp, big 20 lbs
What are the cons? coyotes and crows like 'em too
We have dry land grown these melons for years. They are fantastic! Crisp and soooo sweet. They get real big over our southern UT summers. My favorite!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
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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This summer I grew Jubilee Watermelons and had a great time growing them. They produce a good number of watermelons and are really easy to grow. Just give a alot of water and they take off. This Spring/Summer I am going to grow Jubilee Watermelons and Sugar Baby Watermelons. Please give me advice about growing both. Thanks
We are new to Baker Creek as this is the first year we have gone all heirloom. We are having a wonderful time, seeing all the seeds produce beautifully here in Texas. The first harvested Jubilee Watermelon was very tasty: sweet flavor, beautiful red flesh. Will be planting these again! Thankfully, we have 6-8 of these left awaiting harvest for more friends and family to enjoy. Planted 5-6 seeds...
8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
When I started growing watermelons as an adult I was looking for the kind that they used to grow in south Texas where I grew up. I grew a lot of different kinds, but when I saw Jubilee in a catalog this year it rang a bell. I remember hearing that name when I was a kid. I still remember the best watermelon I ever ate. My wife and I were taking our high school age nieces and nephew to the Padre Island in 1995, before we had kids. I stopped on the side of the road and bought one of the biggest watermelons I had ever seen, probably a 35 pounder, for only 2 bucks. After swimming in the surf for an hour and almost getting carried halfway to Galveston by the current, I cut the monster open on the hood of my old Subaru, and we ate the entire thing in about ten minutes. It was sweet, juicy, crisp, hot, and perfect. I had a sticky mark on the hood of the car for the next couple of months until it rained again. I never had another watermelon that good again -- until today! I just picked my first ripe jubilee this morning, and although it was only a 12 pounder it was every bit as perfect as that one we ate at the beach 15 years ago. It reminds me of all the delicious long, skinny striped watermelons we used to get when I was a kid. It's sweet in the middle, and the flavor near the rind is better than any other watermelon I've tried. I'll be growing these every year.