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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: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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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

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By Poppie 23 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 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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By MicLauDeb 3 Aug 2014

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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

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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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By LP 13 Aug 2012

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kinfolks
Date:
March 13, 2012
          5.0
 
SC to NC to SC
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I can tell you that "Papa Lednum" moved to Pleasant Garden, NC, just outside of Greensboro, NC. He was "famous" for his watermelons even then. I was raised in NC and have subsequently moved to SC and am anxious to plant my Great Grandfather's watermelons. I also have his recipe for Watermelon Rind pickles. I think it is going to be a busy summer!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Kinfolks 13 Mar 2012

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TallyHill
Date:
September 9, 2011
          5.0
 
874 lbs of watermelon from ONE VINE
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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As a native of South Carolina myself, and having never had room for a real "row" garden before, LEDMON was a natural choice as my first and only watermelon in my 1+ acre fantasy garden. I started LEDMON from Baker's seed but only set out three plants, not wanting to over-do for space. I was truly not expecting real sucess, viewing this year as a trial. Two plants were destroyed by a summer hail storm when they were about two feet long. The REMAINING SOLITARY VINE crept and thrived in the blistering South Carolina sun, requiring NO ADDITIONAL WATER until mid August when the melons began to swell. Even then, the FOLIAGE NEVER CURLED, I just panicked, and put the water to the vine. The bumper harvest began on July 20th and ended today, September 9th, with seven small melons still on the vine and only to make space for my encroaching Blue Hubbards! One may joke about giving away zuchini, but I became known as "that watermelon lady", until I had folks calling to be on the list for the next ripe melon! SOIL: Virgin, will tilled but UNAMENDED, organic, South Carolina clay based loam. NEVER FERTILIZED THE VINE IN *ANY* WAY. ONE VINE, 23 MELONS AVERAGING 38 lbs EACH. (Weighing each and every one became an obsession!) NO BUGS. EVER. Though I searched every day for any evidence of beetles, I found none. BEST WATERMELON TASTE EVER. Sweet and never grainy from small to large finish size. I saved the seeds, since I am on dozens of remote acres and didn't grow anything related to melons whatsoever. I WILL TUNNEL NEXT YEAR if only to keep my chickens from pecking the flesh and so I can grow some cukes and an Orange Glo. I am so proud to have so sucessfully grown the native LEDMON watermelon in my Carolina garden!

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By TallyHill 9 Sep 2011

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