AKA "Gypsy" and "Augusta Rattesnake" watermelon
Georgia Rattlesnake is said to have been developed in the 1830s.
It has been an old Southern favorite for a long time.
If you think about it, any variety that has been kept around for over 170 years has to been pretty darn good.
Crisp, sweet and juicy. A real favorite with the kids.
The skin is light green with irregularly mottled with dark green stripes that someone long ago thought looked like a "rattler". I think we were drinking too much watermelon wine, but hey it is cool looking.
Georgia Rattlesnake averages 25-50 pounds.
The flesh is bright scarlet, crisp and very sweet.
Tough skin makes it a good shipper or picnic melon.
might say georgia and be a southern melon, but grows good up north too. People can't believe the size and love that its a seeded melon. Have grown these many years and its is the best that we have tried and now only grow this variety.
They are growing very good
Well hear in South it's been flooding ground is just saturated