I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
Also been called "White Seeded Cuban Queen". "Cuban Queen" (parent of White Seeded? "Cuban Queen" was known for weights around 100 lbs) was first introduced in 1881. Dave's Garden says..."Hybridized by Johnson & Stokes Seed Co.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1890"
Dixie Queen watermelon is round instead of oblong and can grow up to 50 pounds. The skin is cream color with dark green stripes. The flesh is scarlet red, sweet, crisp and very tasty. Dixie Queen is an early watermelon, producing sweet melons much sooner than other melons.
1944 Burpee Seed Co. Catalog Says about Dixie Queen Watermelon... "Fruits are round to slightly oblong. 12" across, 15" long, averaging 30-35 lbs each. Has light green skin with irregular stripes of dark green. Flesh is brilliant red, of fine texture and excellent quality; it is good clear to the rind, which is thin but tough, so it stands shipping. Seeds are small and white. A favorite variety in the South, where it is grown for shipment to the northern markets. Equally desirable for home and market gardens in the North because of its many good qualities. Always a ready seller."