One of the most popular watermelons in the United States. Prolific producer under favorable conditions. Long melons with well rounded ends, light green rind with darker green stripes. It is slightly grooved, hard and tough, about ¾" thick and weighs 30-35 lbs. The flesh is very palatable, has an excellent texture and is uniformly bright red when ripe with stippled, large, black seeds. Plants grow vigorously in warm seasonal temperature. Has a wide range of adaptability. Excellent shipper.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.