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Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM113) $2.50

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Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon

         
 
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90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in Georgia in the 1830s. Its stripes resemble those of a Rattlesnake, hence the name. Sweet, light crimson-colored flesh and large size. Used as a shipping melon; a great old variety.
 
Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

93.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bettie
Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Date:
August 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Large Sweet Warermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year gardening. My first year I grew muskmelons and this year I decided to try a larger variety of watermelon. I only planted one watermelon plant because I am limited of space. I started from seed and transplanted when the seedlings were about 3 weeks old. From that point they took of like wildfire! Vines were at least 15 feet in length. On July 3rd the first flower was pollinated. Today (August 9th) I harvested two large melons that weighed in at 38lbs and one that was 36.8lbs, there is also still an unripe melon on the vine. When I cut them open there was a beautiful crimson color flesh, it was very sweet and my kids ate it down to the rind. There are a lot of seeds though, but that doesnt bother us at all. I didnt even keep up well on weeding the area, but it didnt seem to bother em much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

28 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KMW
Location:
murfreesboro, TN, United States
Date:
October 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Oh So Good
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? sweet, large

What are the cons? Powdery Mildew

Review:

I planted my Rattlesnake watermelons along with Clay County Yellow Meat, Missouri Heirloom Yellow, Sugar Babies and an orange variety I found at Home Depot. The Missouri Yellow plants died, so I planted them again. When they died for a second time, I didn't bother planting them again. The Rattlesnakes thrived and produced the sweetest watermelons. I am in love! I will plant these every year I am able to do so. Next year I plan on planting 10 plants each! Unfortunately, I got the flu and could not tend to my garden as often as i was and powdery mildew spread across all my plants and diminished my crop. I sprayed the leaves with neem oil and and picked off the damaged leaves, but it was too late as they never recovered. I spaced the hills 6 feet apart, but I will space them further apart next year. I hope that will help with the powdery mildew. This was only my second year planting anything. I tried sugar baby watermelons and Rattlesnakes were simple this year. Thank you Baker Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alice Towe
Location:
Rome, GA, United States
Date:
May 29, 2017
          5.0
 
THE Best Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, large, multiple fruits

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is THE watermelon of the South! Every time we've grown it, it's been disease resistant. It produces about 2-3 melons per vine, and they are anywhere from 25-45 lb melons! If you water correctly, the fruit it very sweet and tender.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AMB
Location:
College Place, WA, United States
Date:
May 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Okay for northern climate
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor!

What are the cons? seeds - get used to them

Review:

I live in sunny, eastern Washington State. I have grown 40 lb melons for two years now. I grow them on a large piece of black plastic with about a one foot diameter hole for each plant. I water with a drip line. The black plastic helps to keep them warm at night in our arid climate. These melons are DELICIOUS!!! The little seedlings are kind of delicate for our windy, spring climate. It is best to protect them with a 2 liter soda bottle (no ends) or something like that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jbrant
Location:
Kingston, GA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious large easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, very sweet, big

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year growing Georgia Rattlesnake heirloom watermelons. I'm no professional farmer and didn't spend a lot of time messing with the vines. But despite this, I grew many 40 pound delicious melons (sowed eight plants this year). My garden is in NW Georgia, so I sowed the seeds during the first week of May. Melons ripen by last week of July or first half of August. Had lots of tall grass and weeds growing around the vines competing for nutrients. This didn't seem to bother the productivity, though. I had put down a cloth covering to prevent weeds, but deer trampled all over it, ripping it to shreds early on. So now I have a fence around the garden to keep the deer out! Next year should therefore be even better. I'm more interested in taste than size. This variety gives you both without much fuss. (I never grow more than one variety at a time, for fear of cross-breeding that may produce junky melons.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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