icebox type watermelons.
The common, yet excellent melons, watermelons, grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, apples, are within the reach of the poorest.
The large watermelons are of a slightly oblong shape and possess a dark green rind, making their appearance similar to Florida Giant.
Among fruits, grapes and mulberries are rare, but melons and watermelons, especially the latter, are abundant.
Elliot and Joel bought giant watermelons and David bought some grapes.
This is one of the sweetest heirloom watermelons you can raise in your home garden.
The White Wonder watermelon produces a good crop of small, 3 to 10 pound, round icebox type watermelons.
His special pride was the big garden where, it was said, he raised the finest watermelons and strawberries in the county; and to me he brought the first ripe grapes and the choicest berries.
Choose Crimson Sweet, a red-flesh variety that produces watermelons around 20 pounds each, or Madera, which produces smaller melons around 14 pounds.
Heirloom watermelons: Many gardeners enjoy heirloom varieties for their hardiness and unique qualities.
As with watermelons, you can either start the seeds indoors a few weeks before the last frost-free date, or plant seeds directly into the garden once the daytime temperatures hit 80 degrees consistently.
Striped and spotted beetles attack watermelons and other types of melons.
Growing watermelons from organic watermelon seed is a great way to learn about gardening and organic agriculture.
If you have kids (or a spouse) and want to grow watermelons, and you happen to have a lot of space in your yard, it can be a lot of fun to have a watermelon growing contest.
Or luscious Watermelon Margaritas (and you could make these with pink or yellow watermelons!)-or the classic Brazilian Caipirinha-are great choices, just to name a few.
For pure, unadulterated raunch try Squeeze My Melons, a cheeky hot pink that tastes of plump watermelons.
produces watermelons up to 9 pounds in weight with an 8 inch diameter.
Produces watermelons up to 9 pounds in weight with an 8 inch diameter.