Volunteer Red-seeded Citron watermelon, 2019

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Volunteer Red-seeded Citron watermelon, 2019

Raifu
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So, I was in the front yard on Saturday, and I saw this for the first time!



It's a volunteer Red-seeded Citron watermelon. The seed it grew from was from a plant that I grew in 2015. The fruits kept better than most winter squash. It volunteered last year, too, but this year's plant is much larger (and this year there's just one plant).

A family member had been watering it, apparently.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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I harvested twenty-eight fruits from the volunteer, today. None seemed to be fully ripe. Maybe one was. They ripen in storage, though. It frosted, this morning; so, it was time. Fortunately, the fruits were unharmed.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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We got twenty-nine fruits. Three were too immature and got damaged as a result (I didn't notice one of them until later; so, I reported 28 elsewhere). I gave one to one of my neighbors. Here are pictures of the rest:


Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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