What are the pros? Big melon, sweet flesh
What are the cons? long growing season
This melon I will be growing for the third year in a row coming up. It's a great melon. Rather large (the biggest one I had was 40 something lbs), but sweet and such great watermelon taste. Crisp, just so yummy. It has minimal webbing, which is found a lot in old time heirlooms. Although I don't mind the webbing, so I enjoy the flesh better without it.
Only con I can think of is that it's 90 days and then the waiting game on if they are ripe. I found the thump and the fingernail trick to serve me well with this variety. I also plant them in black plastic mounds because I am zone 5 and it can get dicey growing a hot loving crop like watermelon for 90 days. I have gotten melons both years from this variety.
You know how many melons I got from sugar baby? None. Glad I gave Jubilee a try then crossing it off thinking I would never get ripe melons from it.
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