Prescott, AZ, United States
September 16, 2018
Flavor like my childhood
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

What are the pros? Incredible flavor, juicy.

What are the cons? none


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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