What are the pros? Excellent producer
What are the cons? None at this time
An update to the last review posted early in the season:
This year in Connecticut there were frost temperatures up until the end of May. Wilson's Sweet was able to thrive when other Watermelon varieties struggled from the cold, but a cover early in the season is still recommended.
Wilson's Sweet vines have grown extremely healthy and extremely quickly. This variety produces an extensive vine system, (even larger than Kolb's Gem) so ensure that there is at least 10 feet on either side of each mound. This variety responds very well to compost teas and produces prolific, numerous flowers for future watermelon sites.
The most rewarding part of this variety is the beautiful mottled patterns on the melons themselves, which are distinguishable from the time the small baby melons begin to form. I hope that Baker Creek keeps Wilson's Sweet available for many years to come, as it will have a permanent place in my melon patch every year.
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