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Cypriot Watermelon (15 seeds) (WW113) $4.00

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Citrullus lanatus We discovered this classic Cypriot watermelon in 1996 in the picturesque mid-week farmer’s market within the walls of Old Nicosia. Grown then by only one villager, it is now gone from the island’s markets and is considered one of the most endangered of the Cypriot heirlooms. Dating from at least the 1700s if not before, this melon is known locally as the Pastiha Kypriaki “Anidri,” which means that it requires very little irrigation. The traditional practice was to pack mud around the base of the plants in the early morning and let Nature do the rest. The melons feature thin black-green skin with rich, bright red flesh and weigh from 5 to 10 pounds, depending on soil fertility. We have gotten some to weigh as much as 20 pounds. Highly productive, with several fruits on one vine, this watermelon can be grown successfully on trellises or netting. Grown for the Roughwood Seed Collection at Field’s Edge Farm, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
 
Cypriot Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gracye
Location:
Warrenton, VA, United States
Date:
August 10, 2019
          1.0
 
Pretty but Not Practical for m
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Grows well

What are the cons? More seeds than fruit

Review:

This heirloom watermelon promised to be perfect for my husband and I, in our area where smaller watermelons would actually become harvestable. The vines grew beautifully, then went quite lengthy, but this was fine. The melons grew beautifully, even up the wire fence, and I used my knee-high hose to make hammocks for the fruit. One large melon finally was picked, and it had many, many seeds, hard, and not digestible. We picked two others and found the same. This growth and seediness seems appropriate for an heirloom variety, but we have become spoiled on the seedless types.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer girl
Location:
Canandaigua, NY, United States
Date:
September 5, 2018
          5.0
 
Pleasant surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor, few seeds

What are the cons? I didn't plant enough seeds!

Review:

I was surprised that watermelon would grow so easily in upstate NY. I started seeds indoors on April 10th in peat pots and transplanted outside on Memorial Day. They did fantastic. The watermelons have excellent flavor and less seeds than sugar baby-also slightly larger than sugar baby. I will save the seeds and re-plant this one for sure!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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42 out of 45 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kyle
Location:
Powderly, TX, United States
Date:
July 21, 2017
          5.0
 
Its a keeper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Unique. Easy to grow.

What are the cons? None

Review:

We have a hardtime keeping. Bigger watermelon varieties from rotting. This variety has made it thru our unusually wet year and high humidity. The flavor is excellent. They got to about 5 or 6 lbs. I hope after saving seed that they will acclimate better. All in all i plan to keep working with this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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