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Sweet Siberian Watermelon
 
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Sweet Siberian Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM167) $2.50

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Sweet Siberian Watermelon

         
 
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80-90 days. Luscious, apricot-colored flesh is very sweet and flavorful. Grown at New Hampshire's Ag Experiment station in 1901. It is early and a great melon for the north. In 1937 McFayden Seeds of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada said, "Largest of very early strains. A very early yellow-fleshed variety extensively grown by Russians. It is supposed to have come from Siberia. The melons are oblong, dark green, borne abundantly on the vigorous vines. The flesh is a golden yellow, sweet and delicious. Grown extensively by Hutterite Colonies, who find ready sale for them in many districts in Manitoba." It is now rather rare and hard to find.
 
Sweet Siberian Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brant The Green Thumb
Location:
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date:
September 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Watermelon Variety
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Size, and Color

What are the cons? None

Review:

Alright so, I grew this variety this year only because originally I read it was easy on soil and has early maturity, and I thought it would be an interesting secondary to the white fleshed variety I was growing called the "cream of Saskatchewan". As I found out it was the actually my favorite watermelon overall. Its taste was delicious, and tasted a little more tropical than other varieties. It had plenty of seeds but they were spaced out nicely so it was easy to deseed it and get lots of seedless pieces when cutting it up. Its size gets quite large, bigger than store bought ones, and produced bunches of fruit. While I must admit I originally bought my seeds from seed savers exchange when they actually carried good seeds, but thought I should let you all know how good this variety is.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Senga
Location:
Jelgavas nov., Latvia
Date:
September 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Sweet siberian
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, color

What are the cons? ...

Review:

One of the best for short, cold summer. Even after rain it tasted well and had sweetness. Beautiful orange color, one of the earliest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
David
Date:
August 31, 2012
          5.0
 
I thought they were sweet AND flavorful!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I don't know why some reviews say "not flavorful " , mine were sweet, and flavorful ( never tasted a watermelon quite like it, I'm hooked), and I grew them in Denver, Colorado. I grew them in a raised bed -wooden box about four feet in length, one foot wide, and two and a half feet deep. I only gave them just one weak (diluted) fertilizer treatment of AGE OLD brand "bloom" liquid fertilizer (organic). I gave it to them just as they flowered, along with a diluted amount of "Super Thrive" enzymes (not a fertilizer). This may have helped the flavor. I'm gonna grow these every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robert
Date:
January 25, 2012
          4.0
 
Not "flavorful Siberian"
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

They're definitely very early. After a long winter, and waiting for the vines to grow, I'm always seriously jonesing for a watermelon, and the Sweet Siberian is most welcome. However, after the others begin to ripen it's obvious that this one doesn't have the most exciting flavor. Plant these with other types. You'll enjoy them first, then you'll enjoy the others more later.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
robbie
Date:
January 19, 2012
          3.0
 
Pretty good...
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

These melons are small, about 5 to 8 pounds. They tend to crack open easily when ripe, so handle with care. They are indeed sweet, but notice that they aren't called "flavorful siberian". They're not the best tasting, but they're pretty good. They ripen very early, which is a good thing after a long winter of going without. When you're jonesing for a watermelon, sweet siberian is more than welcome to feed the need. Later, when the other watermelons are ripe you'll notice that they are better by comparison, and you'll wonder what was so great about the siberian. It has a very mild flavor.... but all things considered, it's pretty good. As another reviewer said, they keep producing through the season, which is another good thing. However, there are other types that are also early and have a more exciting flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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