Watermelon 'Weeks NC Giant'

Citrullus Lanatus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: Lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Weeks NC Giant
Additional cultivar information:(aka North Carolina Giant)
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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

New Plymouth, Idaho

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On Jun 16, 2021, shule from New Plymouth, ID wrote:

I got these seeds from the vendor owned by the breeder, and first grew them in 2016. I also grew Carolina Cross #183 from Burpee the same year, as well as a number of other watermelons.

Anyway, it's a lot easier to grow than Carolina Cross #183 (it sprouts faster and more vigorously, and can sprout in cooler weather), but it has a similar size, and the seeds are an interesting dark brownish color instead of white. The seeds are unique among all the seeds of all the watermelons I've grown, but they're functionally similar to the standard dark mottled kind, and they're easier to chew up than white and red seeds. The seeds are quite large.

The taste is decent. Pretty standard. Doesn't taste like pumpkin. Isn't bland. Sweet, but not super sweet. Nice rind.
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