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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
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  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
  • Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM129) $2.75
BULK SEED 1 oz (WM129C) $8.50

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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: 47
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

89.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Christine D.
Location:
Mattawan, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Date:
July 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, lots of fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

We love growing Blacktail Mtn Watermelon. Perfectly sweet for sharing with another or if you are like my daughter, one melon makes a hearty personal serving! They grow great for us in zone 6a. Perfect for our short grow season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wryter
Location:
Kingman, AZ, United States
Date:
February 2, 2018
          4.0
 
Excellent for SW gardeners too
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Heat tolerant & delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is a great watermelon for those of us gardening in the Desert SW. Since it's early (I can usually plant it around the middle or end of March) it beats the heat. Seems very disease resistant, but would probably benefit from growing on a trellis to avoid splashing water on the leaves and fostering mildews. Since I use drip irrigation I haven't had any problems. The flavor is to die for. Seriously sweet and juicy. It's an heirloom so of course there are seeds but not as many as others I've grown (such as Desert King).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Matt
Location:
Morrison, CO, United States
Date:
January 22, 2018
          5.0
 
Watermelons in the Rockies
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor

What are the cons? The bears think so too

Review:

Grew this the last two years. Grew Sweet Dakota Rose a couple years before. Both matured here at 5,800 feet in the foothills of the Rockies. But Blacktail Mtn matures maybe a week earlier and has somewhat better flavor. I get maybe 6 or 7 melons in a 4x8 raised bed, ripe in mid-to late-September. Always lose the slowest melon or two to frost. Unfortunately, this year we had a bear break down a six-foot wood fence and eat all of our watermelons one evening in September, maybe a week before they should have been ready.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kayla
Location:
New England, NH, United States
Date:
December 8, 2017
          5.0
 
BEST watermellons short season
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? BEST taste, short season

What are the cons? a bit of seeds

Review:

Ya'll, these watermellons are THE REAL DEAL. Living in NH, I didn't think that I'd be able to grow decent watermellons, but boy was I wrong! While there are a bit of seeds, which can be frustrating sometimes, THAT FLAVOR!! It's totally worth eating around the seeds for the juicy, sweet, bright red flesh. If you live in an area where you can grow larger, less seedy heirlooms, I might still reccomend that just to avoid having so many seeds, but for anybody who lives in a short season area, TAKE HEART!! Blacktail Mountian will fufill all of your watermellons dreams. But watch out, you'll find yourself craving one of these babies as you're watching feet of snow come down in the middle of winter.... Oh, I should say that these still don't get ready to harvest until early september because the summer is so cool. But even if your teeth are chattering while you're eating these, you'll still be so glad that you grew them. The vines produce very well, I probably get 3-4 watermellons per vine!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
podalv
Location:
Santa Clara, CA, United States
Date:
July 26, 2017
          3.0
 
Very early watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, early maturity

What are the cons? Earthy taste

Review:

Medium sized fruit, ripened after 60 days, very nice juiciness, medium crunch, medium sweetness, earthy aftertaste

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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