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Ledmon Watermelon

         
 
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Selected best tasting watermelon in our trials a few years ago. A Renowned watermelon developed in S.C. by J.E. Lednum in the early 20th Century. Mr. Lednum obtained this variety by crossing Stone Mountain with Kleckley’s Sweet. Lednum’s name was misspelled by a county Board of Agriculture employee in a 1938 pamphlet, and the name has stuck. Slightly oblong fruit has 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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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

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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

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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

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