92 Days | A vigorous productive melon, used throughout the south for long distance shipping. Fruits average large specimens of 40 to 60 Lb. when well grown. Shape is nearly round with flattened ends. Rind medium thick, very tough and hard; deep bluish-green with practically no variation in color. Flesh deep red, crisp, and when full ripe fairly tender and full flavored.
Our stock of this is the Texas Giant Strain, the best in eating and shipping quality of this type of melon. Seeds are large, mottled, dark brown and produced here in the Arkansas Valley. Also known as Florida Giant and Cannonball watermelon, this classic has been in our catalog since the 1940s and is still asked for in our local farm markets… although not as often now, since a 50 Lb. watermelon really does need a big family to eat it all.
One of only two watermelons we presently carry dating back this far, the other being the newly returned Dixie Queen, these are truly heirloom varieties.
Packet contains about 7 grams of seed, or nearly 50 seeds.
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