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Irish Grey Watermelon (10 seeds) (WM188) $2.50

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Irish Grey Watermelon

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85 days. Oblong fruits of pale green are red-fleshed, sweet and so juicy! Fruits are moderately large to 15 pounds or so. The pale, light green (“gray”) colored rind was favored around the turn of the 20th century, and this variety was listed as being a very popular Florida market type in the early 1920s. Very hard to find today.
Irish Grey Watermelon
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Gordon Rodgers
Rosston, AR, United States
August 11, 2016
Not pure Irish Gray
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

What are the pros? Close to true

What are the cons? Tough rind


My father and grandfather raised Irish Gray melons many years while I was growing up. They were delicious, light colored and would get easily 20-40 pounds large. However, they were thinned rind and not a shipping variety. If stacked over 2 layers, many would crack if handled roughly. The seeds were white. The seed I ordered from Rareseeds were white but some of the melons hade some dark green melons on the same vine as the white rind plus they had rinds much thicker than pure Irish Gray. I believe the seeds cross pollinated with the old Fomby. Regardless, the melon taste much better than any thing else I have recently eaten. We had to quit raising Irish Gray because of fusarium wilt and anthracnose.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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