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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
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  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

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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. Fruit has a dark rind and weighs 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 U.S. One of the best we have ever tried!
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 58
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

87.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jeff
Location:
Lyndhurst, VA, United States
Date:
September 19, 2019
          5.0
 
Early watemelon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Early Harvest

What are the cons? cant think of any

Review:

All my varieties did about the same, and are all very taisty. The Blacktail Mountain was the first to mature in my watermelon garden, and I will grow these year after year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jan B.
Location:
Frankville, Eastern ONTARIO, Canada
Date:
September 16, 2019
          4.0
 
Delicious but very seedy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Carefree plant

What are the cons? More seeds than flesh

Review:

I grew this wm for the first time this year. Zone 5, direct seeded in late May, into holes in a tarp (to control weeds and retain heat and moisture) and ate the first melon middle of August. Very tasty and sweet, good size for a personal-type watermelon. My only complaint is there are SO many seeds, more seeds than flesh seemingly! Hundreds of them. Easily twice as many as Sugar Baby which I also grew. I like seed spitting as much as they next guy, but this was a bit ridiculous. But Blacktail Mountain is earlier and slightly sweeter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tricia
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Date:
August 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Really sweet melon

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this round melon in a 4 x 8 raised bed that was amended with lots of compost with clay soil at the base of the bed and 3 inches of mulch on top. They were transplanted as seedlings June 2 and I harvested my first melon around August 24th. The tendril nearest the stem was brown and that was what I used to check for ripeness whether they had a sun spot or not. This method worked for me, I had 4 plants that produced 12 melons that were 7 pounds each. These originally were labeled sugar babies and I bought them thinking they would be perfect for my raised bed, apparently they were mislabeled at the nursery and I got Blacktails instead. Glad I did, I plan to grow these next year my neighbors and I enjoyed these sweet, refreshing melons. I had no problems with the vines getting diseased or critters trying to eat them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
C Conroy
Location:
Winchester, VA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Low maintenance, abundant

What are the cons? None

Review:

Direct seeded in zone 6 and fertilized early on but nothing not even watering after flowers and got at least a dozen melons from less than a dozen plants. Planted with other varieties that never came up, also failed to grow other varieties in past years. These were so easy, will plant again, maybe start them a couple weeks before frost so we are enjoying them in July.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MT
Location:
Gonzales, LA, United States
Date:
August 2, 2019
          5.0
 
Solid Performer
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor & yield

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these seeds (purchased from 2016) on May 3rd. Six plants produced over 20 melons. The earliest melons were the largest (about 11 pounds) and they got smaller as the season and heat progressed. I picked the first few fruit on July 17 and they were delicious. The melons do have a lot of seeds. Unfortunately I waited too long to pick several melons and they were overripe and mushy. What a bummer. The vines of these and the Ali Baba's really went downhill suddenly in late July.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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