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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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0 out of 0 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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12 out of 13 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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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
veggielady
Location:
Mathews, VA, United States
Date:
February 18, 2015
          5.0
 
The Best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent size and flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I've never been a big fan of watermelon but this one has changed my mind. It's GREAT! A perfect size, sweet and crisp. I've never had one that was 'mealy'. Will grow this one from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 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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