Watermelon

Nickname:
RusticFarmer
Location:
Prescott, AZ, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Flavor like my childhood
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Incredible flavor, juicy.

What are the cons? none

Review:

This watermelon flavor reminds me of my childhood in Yakima. We have a similar growing climate where I live currently, high desert. We got a heavy monsoon season in August, and this vine went crazy in our raised bed. We waited and waited and waited to harvest this first one, which we did today, 9/16...it was worth the wait, and prompted this review. Sweet, juicy, with large seeds to save (best flavor around the seeds!) and have spitting distance contests with, crisp flesh, a lovely surprising yellow. I rated early maturity at 3.0, not knowing what "early" comprises...early for who? Not early enough for me, I wanted to harvest as soon as the first melon got big, but gardening is patience. So I don't know how to rate early. The thick rind kept it from splitting in the monsoon season. Delicious. Eyeballing the next one and hoping for a long warmish Fall and a late frost.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

 
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