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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 06:40:29 PM »
Hey, we must all be on the same wavelength /  brotherhood here  - i just planted 5 starts last week also only ( Crisp sweet - i believe is the name) . I really like watermelons and gave it a try.

There is a great video on youtube by a Australian or Brit guy that shows how to grow them ingeniously on a trellis system. when the fruit gets heavy he just places bamboo sticks across Pyramid shaped trellis for support. I am going to try this. This prevents little bugs or ants etc from eating / chewing the small fruit . Check it out ! It's only a minute and a half video. Claymango and others - Thanks for the info on where to order some seeds etc.

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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2015, 10:08:06 PM »
I'm interested growing my own watermelons, mainly orange/yellow flesh. Clay, how reliable is rareseeds.com? or anybody know about this site? i want true seed types, i don't want it to turn out to be something else if i planted a orangeglo lol. Thanks and lets grow some watermelons for this summer.

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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 10:24:11 PM »
I'm interested growing my own watermelons, mainly orange/yellow flesh. Clay, how reliable is rareseeds.com? or anybody know about this site? i want true seed types, i don't want it to turn out to be something else if i planted a orangeglo lol. Thanks and lets grow some watermelons for this summer.

I believe the site is highly regarded and reliable (mostly.....I was just perusing beans and noticed multiple reviewers howling that one advertised as a bush was anything but....)
But I have yet to plant anything.

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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2015, 10:25:55 PM »
I'm interested growing my own watermelons, mainly orange/yellow flesh. Clay, how reliable is rareseeds.com? or anybody know about this site? i want true seed types, i don't want it to turn out to be something else if i planted a orangeglo lol. Thanks and lets grow some watermelons for this summer.

I just got the seeds, well the seed packets look legit lol, they appear to be professional based on their reviews...i also think they have the largest selection of melons period in the US....very large scale company here.
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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2015, 10:43:07 PM »
I originally got my Orangeglo seeds from Willwhite. They specialize in watermelon seeds and have been in bizz for very long time:
http://www.willhiteseed.com/
Oh, just checked them out and it seems they don't carry Orangeglow any more, but they have a few other good ones. (Seems they had lots more open pollinated types in the olde days.)
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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2015, 01:33:44 AM »
Anybody growing Moon and Stars.  It's an old hairloom variety. ;D
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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2015, 05:15:35 AM »
Anybody growing Moon and Stars.  It's an old hairloom variety. ;D

The orange fleshed large moon and stars is the best watermelon I've tried.

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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2015, 11:19:02 AM »
Anybody growing Moon and Stars.  It's an old hairloom variety. ;D



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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2015, 11:53:32 AM »
Is it me, or is Watermelon a really refreshing snack, feels like an all natural tasty and hydrating treat in the summer, The flavor isnt explosive as say a Mango, but it doesnt need to be...I never really liked this fruit that much until my wife started bringing me these cold tasty snacks while doing yard work in the Summer....In the Desert Heat, this fruit becomes God Tier.
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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2015, 02:08:55 PM »
Is it me, or is Watermelon a really refreshing snack, feels like an all natural tasty and hydrating treat in the summer, The flavor isnt explosive as say a Mango, but it doesnt need to be...I never really liked this fruit that much until my wife started bringing me these cold tasty snacks while doing yard work in the Summer....In the Desert Heat, this fruit becomes God Tier.

Same goes for a good Dragonfruit, super refreshing after a hot day.

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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2015, 02:47:54 PM »
Is it me, or is Watermelon a really refreshing snack, feels like an all natural tasty and hydrating treat in the summer, The flavor isnt explosive as say a Mango, but it doesnt need to be...I never really liked this fruit that much until my wife started bringing me these cold tasty snacks while doing yard work in the Summer....In the Desert Heat, this fruit becomes God Tier.

Same goes for a good Dragonfruit, super refreshing after a hot day.

Simon


Good point Simon...especially. A chilled Dragon Fruit!!
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Re: Top Watermelon Varieties
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2015, 05:20:28 PM »
Is it me, or is Watermelon a really refreshing snack, feels like an all natural tasty and hydrating treat in the summer, The flavor isnt explosive as say a Mango, but it doesnt need to be...I never really liked this fruit that much until my wife started bringing me these cold tasty snacks while doing yard work in the Summer....In the Desert Heat, this fruit becomes God Tier.

Not just you. Watermelon is on my top 10 favorite fruits list always. Most Americans haven't tasted a good watermelon because most supermarket fruits are very low quality. There is a tendency to select for small seeded, or seedless, and the quality of those is really usually quite bad. You won't find Moon and Stars, Orangeglow, Black Diamond, in any supermarket. I'd walk a mile for a good watermelon. Can't say that about most fruits.
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