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Ledmon Watermelon

         
 
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Renowned watermelon developed in South Carolina by J.E. Lednum in the early 20th Century. Mr. Lednum obtained this variety by crossing Stone Mountain with Kleckley's Sweet. Ledmun's name was misspelled by a county Board of Agriculture employee in a 1938 pamphlet, and the name has stuck. Slightly oblong fruits have a thin rind which makes shipping this fabulous melon nearly impossible, and so has been grown exclusively as a "family melon" for generations. The pink-to-red fleshed melons sometimes reach 40 lbs., and are claimed by some to be "the sweetest melon grown." A treasure!
 
Ledmon Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joem
Location:
Sturgis, MI, United States
Date:
June 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Great melon too much space.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Heavy producer

What are the cons? Watermelon or something else?

Review:

I grew this watermelon again for 2017. I was only able to get two plants to germinate this time before planting. Again, I made a huge hill covered in clear plastic, with a hole for watering with a wine bottle every day. The whole area was mulched with straw.. For the 2017 season I got approximately 200 lbs of watermelon from two plants.. I was still picking them in late September. The downside is they took a horrendous amount of space in my garden.This is the one to grow if you love watermelon. I am growing a different variety this year because I want a better balance between my watermelon and everything else that is much easier to preserve/store.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
char p
Location:
elizabethtown, KY, United States
Date:
November 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Sweetest Melon Ever
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? super sweet, very productive

What are the cons? last melons to mature

Review:

Was our first year having a dedicated watermelon patch, so we tried Ledmon, Janosik, and sugar baby. The ledmons were the last to ripen and got the biggest of all 3 we grew but totally worth the wait. Averaged 25 lbs and melt in your mouth texture. The sweetest watermelon I have had in decades. Tempted to only raise these next year but we had others ripen a few weeks earlier.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megan G
Location:
Escondido, CA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Juiciest Watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? juicy, delicious

What are the cons? low yield, seedy

Review:

I planted a few varieties, and I believe I had 2 Ledmon plants on the hill, but I only got 1 Ledmon watermelon out of them. It was, however, my favorite melon of the bunch. It was, by far, the juiciest watermelon I have ever eaten in my life, and a total mess to eat. Wonderful flavor, pink (not red) flesh, and quite a few seeds. I had no problems with pests. The low yield may be partially my fault, so I will work on my soil, but I will 100% be planting Ledmon (and strawberry watermelon from BC) again next spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stephanie
Location:
Camden, SC, United States
Date:
August 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Ledmon Watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Sweetest variety

What are the cons? 2 watermelons from 5 plants

Review:

Planted Kleckley's, Jubilee, Crimson Sweet, Wilson, Charleston Gray and this Watermelon (Ledmon) was by far the sweetest and juiciest!. I was interested in planting it as it was developed in our state (South Carolina). I was not disappointed! I am considering planting this one exclusively next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joem
Location:
Sturgis, MI, United States
Date:
August 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Great watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Hard to determine when ripe

Review:

I grew this watermelon using the "Michigan method". I got the information from a northern MI grower to get big watermelons, though I live at the IN line. 2 1/2' of clear plastic, enough to cover the big hill after I watered the garden to get the hill really wet before putting plastic over the hill. Three plants that I grew inside so I only had to cut an X to transplant. I also included in the middle of the plastic a small hole for a wine bottle that I use to give water every day. The one hill out-produced my Crimson Sweet which I grew last year by about 20 lbs. I estimated about 126 lbs of melon from one hill. The most important part of this review is the taste. They taste great. I eat everything so my taste is not as discriminating as most. Another thing I like is that even the white part of the rind is sweet down to about 1/4" of the rind. If you happen to pick it early it is still very sweet. The only downside: picked one early because it had a yellow bottom. Still great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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