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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:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
August 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Wilsons Sweet Update
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent producer

What are the cons? None at this time

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
July 5, 2013
          5.0
 
Wilsons Sweet
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination rate

What are the cons? None at this time

Review:

Excellet germination rate, strong seedlings soon become vigorously growing vines. It is quite early in the season and flowers have already begun to form on the Wilson's Sweet vine. Will post another review when watermelons are fully formed. I am really looking forward to the interesting patterns on the rind! Thanks Baker Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
unknown
Date:
March 25, 2011
          5.0
 
LOVE this melon!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Will be planting these for the 3rd year in a row and have had very good success with them. They are delicious... crisp & sweet!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
August 31, 2010
          5.0
 
Best watermelon Ever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Okay, let me preface this by saying I only started growing watermelon last year and I only grew two - this one and katanya. I found katanya to be way too seedy, not as crisp and just my idea of a watermelon. This one was the most delicious one I've ever tasted!! Unfortunately this year I put them in a bit late so I don't know if I'll get anything off them. I don't know if other watermelons are more prolific but I have to say I agree with the description that it is rich with old-time watermelon flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
August 9, 2010
Revised
 
Review:

I left a review last year about this watermelon. I got the same results from Moon & Stars watermelon this year, to be fair.

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