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Wilson's Sweet Watermelon (10 seeds) (WM161) $2.50

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Wilson's Sweet Watermelon

         
 
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80 days. Very unique spotted rind, with very crisp, sweet red flesh that bursts with rich, old-time watermelon flavor! One of the best melons I've tried in the last few years. Truly a winner! It used to be grown commercially, and was offered by several seed companies in the 1960s, but has since become nearly extinct. A great variety for home and market gardeners, as it produces 15-to 20-lb fruit that keep well.
 
Wilson's Sweet Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Dukes
Location:
Wake Forest, NC, United States
Date:
September 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Little Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Perfect Texture, no disease

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I grew these late from starts that had overgrown their containers, I put them in a brand new raised bed about 18" apart. Overall the soil drained well but was poorly conditioned with less than 1/3 organic material in the way of composted cow manure the remaining soil was peat moss and perlite. The plants were largely neglected, planted in full hot sun (extremely hot and humid summer) and went through 2 week periods of drought to where the soil was bone dry. Nothing was sprayed on them and no fertilizers were applied. Despite all of this, these produced nice melons on 12-14' vines which were from time to time picked out of the walk way and tossed back into the raised bed. I had 5 plants total all contained within a 3'x8' raised bed which also grew an enormous cherry tomato plant and peppers. Each vine produces 2-3 melons weighing between 3-6 lbs which I find to be the perfect size, sugary sweet and very crisp and juicy; not mealy at all! Saved seed can't wait to grow em again!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ty Hmptn
Location:
Hammond, IN, United States
Date:
August 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Wilson Sweet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Numerous melons and watching .

What are the cons? None.

Review:

This is my first year planting Wilson Sweet Watermelon.There is little documented information about this melon so I hope this information helps.I am amazed at the growth of these melons. I used compost tea and sugar,water , and molasses to fertilize these melon.I currently have seven melons set on my watermelon extensive vines.I noticed the vines will look for room to crawl and set fruit.The first watermelon I am giving to a friend and will patiently wait till the next one matures.You can see the first one I picked at YouTube under Wilson Sweet Watermelon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farm Boy
Location:
Elm Mott, TX, United States
Date:
July 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Lots of melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High yielding, handles heat

What are the cons? none

Review:

Handles the heat very well. Puts loads of melons on, and can support them without the chemical fertilizers. I have 8 melons on one plant, all over 6 pounds. The two largest are over 12 pound. No aborts. I just amended my 20' by 20' growing space with 5" of green grass clippings and two year aged wood chips. Well worked into the soil a month prior to planting seed. Each melon has at least 12' of vine to support it. Lots of plant gives lots of melon. Great for growing organic.Zone 8b.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farm Boy
Location:
Elm Mott, TX, United States
Date:
July 6, 2016
          5.0
 
good lookin and lots of them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? high yielding, good lookin

What are the cons? none

Review:

Here in Texas, zone 8b, these Wilson's sweet watermelons have just done awesome. The one plant I have has a total of eight melons on it. Two are ten pounds plus and the other 6 are between five and ten pounds and they are still growing. They only get compost tea, no chemical fertilizers. Just green grass clippings and two year aged wood chips well worked into the soil one month prior to planting the seed, to start with. I give the plants 2.5 gallons of water every day, one hour before sunset at the stump. About 4 minutes of water from the hose to the entire plant every sunday, if we hadn't had any good rain. Just noticed that there were no female flowers until after the vines reached at least ten feet. Vines are no less than 18 feet long now. I guess all that plant feeds all them melons. Haven't had any aborts. If you have the space, then try this melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tinybirds
Location:
Liberty hill, TX, United States
Date:
August 7, 2015
          5.0
 
Wow Best tasting ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

We tried growing 20 varieties this year and this is the best one!!! Highly recommend!! Grown organically in unamended alkaline clay.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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