Cincinnat, OH, United States
September 9, 2018
Royal Golden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? Great Watermelon, Beautiful

What are the cons? Alternaria Leaf Blight Prone


I had no issue getting these seeds started as some of the previous commenters did. Royal Golden was the first of six varieties in my garden to reach maturity. The first one that I harvested was even a little overripe and had a hollow heart. I believe the issue with hollow heart was due to poor pollination. During the couple of days that pollination occured for that watermelon, it had rained a lot and there weren't a lot of bees out in the garden. The second one came a little later and it was perfect! Great watermelon flavor and crispness. My only complaint about this variety is it was the first one to get alternaria leaf blight in my garden, the leaves looked pretty bad but my watermelons still reached maturity. My plants all usually get this disease but this variety was hit the hardest..it may be more susceptible. If you don't live in a humid area then you probably don't need to worry too much about it. Something that I found interesting is the leaves and vines turn yellow as well!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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