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Ledmon Watermelon (15 seeds) (WM177) $3.00
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Ledmon Watermelon

         
 
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Renowned watermelon developed in South Carolina by J.E. Lednum in the early 20th Century. Mr. Lednum obtained this variety by crossing Stone Mountain with Kleckley's Sweet. Ledmun's name was misspelled by a county Board of Agriculture employee in a 1938 pamphlet, and the name has stuck. Slightly oblong fruits have a thin rind which makes shipping this fabulous melon nearly impossible, and so has been grown exclusively as a "family melon" for generations. The pink-to-red fleshed melons sometimes reach 40 lbs., and are claimed by some to be "the sweetest melon grown." A treasure!
 
Ledmon Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joem
Location:
Sturgis, MI, United States
Date:
August 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Great watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Hard to determine when ripe

Review:

I grew this watermelon using the "Michigan method". I got the information from a northern MI grower to get big watermelons, though I live at the IN line. 2 1/2' of clear plastic, enough to cover the big hill after I watered the garden to get the hill really wet before putting plastic over the hill. Three plants that I grew inside so I only had to cut an X to transplant. I also included in the middle of the plastic a small hole for a wine bottle that I use to give water every day. The one hill out-produced my Crimson Sweet which I grew last year by about 20 lbs. I estimated about 126 lbs of melon from one hill. The most important part of this review is the taste. They taste great. I eat everything so my taste is not as discriminating as most. Another thing I like is that even the white part of the rind is sweet down to about 1/4" of the rind. If you happen to pick it early it is still very sweet. The only downside: picked one early because it had a yellow bottom. Still great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dave
Location:
Summerfield, NC, United States
Date:
August 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Only the Best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Can't ship difficult to handle

Review:

My dad would not plant any other watermelon. I am 82 and this is the best melon I have ever eaten. I have grown ledmon for years, ever since my Dad passed, I have been planting exclusively ledmon.. The seeds are not available, therefore I have saved my own from my best melons and through the years I have had melons that weighed over 50 lbs. I save the seed, wash and dry them and put them in the freezer where they keep indefinitely. This year, 2016 I had several melons that were over 40 lbs. Note a ledmon regardless of its size is always sweet. I am known in the community for my melons, I never sell a melon, but I give them to neighbors, family and friends. Note, they will mix if you grow them with other melons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
andrews, SC, United States
Date:
May 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Best melon ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? perfect

What are the cons? none

Review:

Best watermelon I've grown. I grew 8 varieties in one year and this was hands down the winner. Sweeter than other watermelons even when not fully ripe. As far as the thin skin I can't say, mine always had very thick rinds ... maybe i've never had a fully ripe one!? Never had one split on me, hardy as anything, keeps on growing when other melons fail. Only complaint is that the flesh is not the reddest, but everything else is there; flavor, sweetness, hardyness, longevity, productivity, resistance. You cant lose.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LP
Location:
centerville, IA, United States
Date:
September 3, 2015
          5.0
 
ledmon forever
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flavor, texture, sweet to rind

What are the cons? i want more

Review:

Ive grown Ledmon watermelons for the past few years. They are reliable compared to all the other varieties i try and fail at, moon and stars and the large orange fleshed varieties always fail and i always end up with a couple ledmons no matter what. We grew them with the vines running up onto a few cubes of dry hay and the melons formed on top of the hay, a nice soft dry surface for them. They took off this year and we are anxiously waiting to Friday to harvest our first one, yay. Ledmon has pink and white marbled flesh but even more intense flavor than the rich red colored watermelons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BigDaveinKY
Location:
Cecilia, KY, United States
Date:
July 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Give em a try
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Good sweet flavor

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I was introduced to Ledmon melons three years ago from a friend in NC who grows them to sell at his local Farmer's Market. He claimed that they were the sweetest melon he ever tasted. He ain't far off. They rank right up there just as sweet as Sugarbaby and Kleckley's Sweet. Hard to tell which is sweeter. Definitely in the top three sweetest melons this old farm boy has ever tasted, and I've grown and tasted a bunch.They do seem to vine more than the other melons I grow so make sure you give them enough room. Not as dark red flesh as the other melons I grow, but that don't hurt the flavor. Sure beat those seedless watermelons in the supermarkets. Never tasted one of those that didn't taste like a melon crossed with a cucumber. Anyway, there will be Ledmons grown on this farm from now till I'm done. Everybody should try them at least once. You'll want to try them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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