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watermelon_growlist : * This tag is for your watermelon growlists. Please put your username and the year or season in the subject. This tag has the subdomain wgl.growspice.com.
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https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1540 I posted some significant stuff about this year in the thread above. You have to register to see the pictures. Maybe I'll put them here some time.
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So, in 2017, I grew a Carolina Cross #183 watermelon plant (probably a cross of one, though, since it was from seeds I saved in 2016). Anyway, it started getting a nice-sized fruit, but it got BER. I saved the seeds, and wanted to find out if seeds from BER fruits were more or less likely to get...read more
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We were gifted a seedless watermelon recently (probably about 20lbs in weight). I cut it open and we ate about a slice of it altogether. Then I cut up the rest and started dehydrating it. Yes, the dehydrator fits about a whole store-bought seedless watermelon, although with thinner slices, maybe...read more
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Carolina Cross #183 '17 (direct-seeded) King Winter '17'19 Navajo Winter (direct-seeded) Navajo Red Santo Domingo Brown Seeded Santo Domingo Dark Green Santo Domingo Winter Weeks NC Giant '19 Winter Queen Wintermelon watermelon_growlist
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I first grew the King Winter watermelon in 2016, watered well without black plastic or any kind of mulch. It got a fair amount of small-ish fruits, with dull skin. the taste was like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. The seeds were black. I grew it again in 2017, with drought conditions, unmulched, wit...read more
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Here's the first Navajo Winter watermelon that I've eaten, this year. It has a very thick rind (so it's probably a cross). Nevertheless, most of the rind is sweet and approximately the same texture as the inner fruit. It still has winter watermelon skin (in toughness). It tasted great! It was qu...read more
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The Navajo Red watermelon is a winter watermelon (meaning it might keep in storage for up to three or four months or so). It has a unique rind appearance. It has reddish seeds. They're not quite as red as Red-seeded Citron (but look similar in color to brown seeds like those of Santo Domingo Bro...read more
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I had four Wintermelon watermelons and took the seeds out to zap and save on Monday or so. I ate three of them; the other one was going bad. The seeds are black and smaller than most hlack-seeded winter watermelon seeds. The taste was good, and the texture was excellent. I have a feeling that bo...read more
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I harvested three Winter Queen watermelons, yesterday. I ate them and I'm saving seeds (they're ready to dry). Anyway, the fruits were small (with each being a different size). The flesh color was a rich pink. The seeds were small and black as is typical for a winter watermelon (it's nice for...read more
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I harvested 70 watermelons, today! they weren't large. Twenty-eight of them were Red-seeded Citron watermelons. The other 42 were various varieties (primarily winter types).
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* Santo Domingo Winter (plenty) * Santo Domingo Dark Green (multiple) * Santo Domingo Brown Seeded (several) * Large (in my garden) or other winter types: Corner Round/Long, Weeks NC Giant cross, unknown winter watermelon, Tom Watson cross, Winter Queen, Wintermelon, Navajo Winter, King Winte...read more
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I harvested a few watermelons today. There are probably plenty more ready to be picked. One of them was one of my heretofore unharvested unlabeled watermelons. It looks like a winter watermelon, which surprised me a bit, as I thought I had labeled them all. I don't think it's King Winter or Sant...read more
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Finally, I've found a picture of what I believe is a Blacktail Mountain watermelon; whatever the case, I grew (in 2017). The fruits were more oblong and perhaps darker in 2016 (so, I imagine this is a cross).
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I'm not growing this, this year, but I'd like to some day, when I have seeds, perhaps. In the meantime, I really like the Santo domingo types . Here's a link about the Tohono O'odham Yellow-Meated watermelon: * https://www.nativeseeds.org/collections/watermelons/products/g003 I wonder if ...read more
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm quite impressed with all three Santo Domingo watermelon types, sonfar, this year. They each mature at different times. Santo domingo winter is the smallest. The other two get pretty large for winter watermelons, actually, and grow large for any watermelon type, so far, in my garden. I've ...read more
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This thread is regarding the Santo Domingo Brown Seeded watermelon . For information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, see this link . The first fruit on the plant is ripening. It's probably ripe already, but I want to give it another day or so, just in case. The tendril is pre...read more
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We ate two small Ancient watermelons, today. One had red seeds as usual (maybe even brighter red than last year). The other was a cross and had dark seeds. They both tasted awesome, but different. Last year, I grew two spots with it (perhaps three plants per spot). It got bigger fruit last ye...read more
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm growing three spots of three different kinds of watermelons that each share congo as their matriarchal ancestor. There are probably three plants per spot, and each plant is probably different, too. Anyway, I ate one today. I think it crossed again with Sugar Baby Bush last year, since the...read more
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I have a spot where I'm growing watermelon where I lost the tag. They're some of my largest. I'd suspect that they were Congo cross, except all of my Congo crosses are accounted for. They could be Verona, but they'd probably be ripe by now if so. They have dark green, solid-color rinds. One frui...read more
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This thread is about the Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelon . For information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, see this link . I ate the smallest of the three Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelons, today. It was very sweet and was pretty good. The rind had that winter melon sk...read more
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In 2018, I discovered that my Tom Watson watermelon was a cross (probably with King Winter). It tasted almost as good as Tom Watson, but managed to get bigger than both Tom Watson and King Winter had for me. In 2019, I grew F2 seeds and got three fruits. Each fruit seems to be from a differen...read more
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Today seems to be watermelon day (2019) or the day when we first harvest lots of watermelons at once. I found nineteen ripe ones, the largest of them being a Santo Domingo Dark Green. Most of the winter watermelons and larger watermelons are still ripening. Alas, I don't mean National Waterme...read more
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Here's a picture of our largest watermelon to date, this season (I'm guessing it's 17lbs; there are some potential contenders). It's not huge, but it's large for our garden. It has pink flesh and black seeds. It may, or may not, have a winter watermelon in its ancestry. This was one of the fi...read more
by Radishrain • | | 5 comments
This thread is for the Santo Domingo Winter watermelon . To see more information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, click here . I harvested a Santo Domingo Winter watermelon the other day. It tasted similar as before, but it wasn't refrigerated this time. Refrigerating it is de...read more
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