Best tasting watermelon ???

perry(Z4/Iowa)February 13, 2007

I suppose this has been asked here before. I'd like your opinion on the varieties of watermelon that taste the best. Sweet and crisp would be the preference. I value your input. Thanks!

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Perry: My favorite seeded variety is Star Brite. It is nearly as good as the Triplod seedless and much better than the ~20 other seeded cultivars I've tried. It has large seeds and holds it's quality a long time.

Best seedless I ever grew was Tri-X-313. But the rights to that variety were sold to a large CA grower. I've tried many seedless and most were very good. But they need a pollinator variety and are hard to establish. Since you are already having establisment problems, that is a consideration.

The Fruitnut

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:04PM
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walterupchurch(7)

I grow an sell an like the charleston gray

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:34PM
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Zinia(z7NC)

I like charleston gray a lot. We grew up on it and it is still my favorite. In one of my new catalogues, I saw a smaller, round version of the charleston gray that is supposed to fit in the refrigerator better. I think its called charleston, Jr.
zinia

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:48PM
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perry(Z4/Iowa)

I've grown Yellow Doll, Black Diamond, Rattlesnake. Has anyone grown Raspa?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 10:21PM
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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

Has anyone grown Raspa? me....superb

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 10:25PM
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