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Scaly Bark Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM174) $4.00

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Scaly Bark Watermelon

         
 
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This truly historic variety was listed in the1885 Retail Catalogue of the notable James J.H. Gregory, who said, "Skin somewhat rough, as the name denotes. Looks outside somewhat like Phinney's. Remains longer than usual in eating order after gathering." This melon remained popular for many years, especially in the south. We are glad to see this great melon again in gardens. Named for the mottled, light and medium green rind that appears much like tree bark, very unique looking. The flesh is bright red, sweet and crisp; it also keeps very well, so you can enjoy melons over a long season.
 
Scaly Bark Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
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:
Melon Mama
Location:
Prairie Grove, AR, United States
Date:
September 7, 2016
          5.0
 
A run for favorite melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Color, flavor, juiciness

What are the cons? Long growing time

Review:

This melon was SO GOOD! It tasted exactly like what I think a watermelon should be. 105 days for me and the rinds look exactly like the picture. They were full of juice, the color was a lovely pink and there weren't too many seeds. I love a watermelon that has a nice crunchy texture. We had to cut them up outside because there was just so much water inside! No problems with insects but they did get a little sunburned, didn't affect the flavor at all. Slowest to mature in our garden, but that allowed us to stretch the melon season a little longer since melons tend to disappear around here! 2 melons per vine, about 20 lbs each. The thick rinds kept them from cracking or bursting. Pick watermelons after the first tendril near the melon's stem has withered and the vine turns brown. Don't leave it on the dried-up vine for too long or else they'll get overripe. These are a good variety for down south, they did very well in Arkansas. Probably too many days to mature well up north.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jessica Murphy
Location:
Las Palomas, NM
Date:
December 30, 2014
          4.0
 
Fantastic tasting BUT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Fungus resistant, great taste

What are the cons? Hard to tell when ripe

Review:

I'm admittedly awful at telling when watermelons are ripe, but these baffled me throughout the season. Some were spot on, perfectly ripe and others seemed to take FOREVER. Then I would slice into them and POP! Rotten watermelon all over the kitchen counter. I'm trying again and hoping that I've learned some lessons from last year. They produced throughout the season and competed well with my embarassingly healthy weed patch, and hung on through some fungus problems that killed all my golden midget watermelons early on. They're tasty and beautiful and a great size. The rind is quite thick and it threw me off for a bit when trying to figure out ripeness, but overall a great melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Trl30215
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
August 7, 2014
          5.0
 
Very good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

Just harvested the first one & it was wonderful. 20 lbs., very sweet and flavorful. Not many seeds. Wife said it was the best watermelon she ever had & the kids raved about the flavor. No problems with insects, etc. Very pleased with it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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