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Ledmon Watermelon (25-35 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: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fertilizerman
Location:
Burlington, NC
Date:
December 23, 2014
          5.0
 
Ledmon Watermelon continued...
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Wonderful taste

What are the cons? Thin Skin, bursts easily

Review:

Continued...... . In the spring time he would take the two horse drawn harrow across the top of each raised bed and clear out any grass leaving a smooth surface to plant the Ledmon Seeds. When harvest time came I had to carry those melons from the field to our old farm truck. We did not have a way to weigh them but I can tell you that I struggled with some of them which seemed huge to me. I share their feelings about only planting Ledmons. They had the sweetest taste but as you have already pointed out, the thin skin would rupture very easily. I did not mind so much because, not wanting to waste them, I would eat the heart out of any that busted before getting them to the truck.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fertilizerman
Location:
Burlington, NC
Date:
December 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Ledmon Watermelons
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste

What are the cons? Thin skin, easily ruptured.

Review:

I have a similar story to Poppies’. I am 73 years young and have memories of my grandpa and my dad’s watermelon patches. I was 14-15 years old when I first helped my grandpa ready his watermelon patch. It was a ritual, each fall when the tobacco was all harvested, my job was to clean out the barn stalls and fill the wagon with good old cow manure. My grandpa would take the two horse turning plow to the patch and with 2 passes for each row; he would cut several deep furrows along the length of the patch. I hauled the manure to the field and distributed it into the bottom of the furrows. Grandpa would come back and turn the dirt over the manure and with several passes would make a 3-4 foot wide raised bed over each furrow of manure. In the spring he would take the two horse drawn harrow across the top of each raised bed cutting a smooth surface to plant the Ledmon Seeds. My dad died before I became interested in growing watermelons.Is there anyone who would sell me a few Ledmon seeds?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Poppie
Location:
Summerfield, NC
Date:
August 23, 2014
          5.0
 
Ledmon Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Size, Taste, sweet lg or sm

What are the cons? Fragile

Review:

I am 80 years young. My Dad would not plant melons unless he could plant Ledmons. I have planted ledmon for all my adult life for personal use and to give away. I have saved my on seed and in 2014 I have produced a 53lb, 49lb, 44lb, 42lb and many smaller melons. I never plant any other variety so they will not mix.I save hte seeds from my best melons and freeze them to make sure I never loose seed. These are the largest I have ever grown, the largest in the past was 40lbs in 2012. I give my melons to family, friends and neighbors and those who have never tasted a ledmon are pleasantly surprised. Regardless of size, the melon is always sweet. It is very fragile. I do have seeds. Thanks, Poppie

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MicLauDeb
Location:
Greenville, SC
Date:
August 3, 2014
          4.0
 
Definitely a home town melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Large watermelons

What are the cons? Quite seedy

Review:

First year growing anything, & Ledmon was one of the many melons I tried to grow, this year. I have 2 melons that I knew to be Ledmon (still learning & have learned too many melons, & having them close together makes growing & identifying harder). I got 2 melons, one weighing 21 1/2lbs & the other 31 1/2lbs, which we called Monster Melon. It was the biggest melon I grew. Can tell you the melon doesn't transport well in all situations. We were on our way to a wedding and got in a major car wreck 400 miles from home. The other melons I brought survived, (glass ridden, non-edible & left for fruit flies ) other being a Moon & Stars, others were not watermelons. The Ledmon exploded upon impact, literally. Thankful for our lives, & that we were able to go home & try our Monster Ledmon when we got back. Very tasty and sweet melon, esp. in middle. Had the mega Rareseed catalog with me which is now a wet watermelony mess, but was able to salvage it out of the wreckage. : )

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LP
Date:
August 13, 2012
          5.0
 
amazingly awesome
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

Low maintenance vine, with many melons on it. These were the best watermelons I've tasted because the juice is so sweet even to the edge of the rind. Ledmon is the best variety I could imagine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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