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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM129) $3.00
BULK SEED 200 (WM129B) $9.00

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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

         
 
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70 days. One of the earliest watermelons we know of; superb for the North, but it also grows well in heat and drought. The flesh is red and deliciously sweet. Fruits have a dark rind and weigh 8-12 lbs each. This excellent variety was developed by our friend Glenn Drowns, owner of the Sand Hill Preservation Center in Iowa. A favorite of many gardeners across the USA. One of the best we have ever tried!
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 52
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

90.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cboo
Location:
Rochester, WA, United States
Date:
November 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Loved it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Great flavor

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I grew three plants and transplanted them into two 10 gallon containers. They really need bigger space if you have it, but I don’t so I tried this. I got one melon from each plant, the largest was the plant that had the container to itself, the other two were small, about grapefruit size. I grew them next to a trellis and hung the melons with some fabric. No pests or problems, easy to grow, sweet. Will definitely grow it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NB
Location:
Central, MA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          4.0
 
Solid watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Did not succumb to pests

What are the cons? Seeds, seeds, seeds

Review:

This was our first time growing watermelon and enjoyed this variety. We got about 10 8lb fruits from a few plants and were happy with the flavor but not with the number of seeds in each - every bite was full of them. It is an open pollinated variety, after all, so we took what we got and ultimately juiced the lot, making delicious watermelon drinks for several weeks. We may grow this again, but might look for a variety suited for growing in the north but with a little less crunch.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
George I.
Location:
Patterson, NY, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Super sweet.

What are the cons? None

Review:

2018 is the first time I ordered and grew this watermelon. It was easy to grow from seed, took to my garden soil very well, and produced an excellent melon. The melon grew to about the size of a volleyball with dark green rind, deep red super sweet flash. Excellent! I am very surprised to grow such a delicious melon in the North East.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karen Tom
Location:
Adams, WI, United States
Date:
August 21, 2018
          5.0
 
Great Taste
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great taste in an early melon

What are the cons? None

Review:

We just picked our first watermelon and it was delicious. And the perfect size to split in half and eat with a spoon. No waste. This is a winner

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sam
Location:
Richland Center, WI, United States
Date:
August 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Good watermelon for Wisconsin
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? taste, color

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is an excellent choice for northern climates. We started getting ripe melons early August here in southern Wisconsin. They were planted the last week in May, and have produced healthy, vigorous vines with no sign of disease. Plants received no supplemental watering or fertilizer after planting, but it was a decent year for rainfall, and soil was heavily amended with manure and hay compost prior to planting. Fruit a decent size, moderately seedy, and have good to average watermelon taste. Each plant produced several fruit. A good weeding or mulching program is needed as watermelons don't compete with weeds as well as winter squash.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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