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Watermelon Seedless, Big Tasty Hybrid

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Handy-sized, but big-flavored, seedless watermelon!

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Divinely sweet, perfectly textured jewel red flesh, won our summer tasting of over 50 varieties. At 10-12" in diameter and 6-8 lb., this seedless watermelon is the classic "icebox" size, like a smaller but seedless Charleston Gray. Fruit has gray-green outer skin and a firm, crisp, bright red interior. Keeps its superb taste and ripe texture an extra-long time after cutting.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

85 days

Fruit Weight The average weight of the fruit produced by this product.

6-8 pounds

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

60-72 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15-24 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Days To Maturity
85 days
Fruit Weight
6-8 pounds
Full Sun
60-72 inches
15-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Life Cycle
Watermelon Seedless, Big Tasty Hybrid is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No seedless melon seeds came up Was very excited about the beautiful, vigorous vines these seeds produced; unfortunately, only the pollinators came up. The melons have very little flesh and loads of big seeds. Won't do this again -
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seedless seeds do not germinate as well The pollinator seeds all sprouted, but those are the huge, seeded melons. There is one ready to pick. The seedless? Haven't tasted one yet, and I am afraid to pick the one larger one that is out there. With it being so light colored, the contrast on the bottom is not as noticeable. Based on the time since seeds sprouted, it should be ready very soon. There are two very small ones and I hope they have the opportunity to grow. I once grew the Ruby Red and the one season, they were awesome. The next year, different location, not so good.. My fingers are crossed.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seedless Watermelons I planted three mounds of the seedless watermelons and they all sprouted. The plants spread to about 40 feet and produced about 20 watermelons. Some were huge reaching 30 or more pounds. I picked the first one too soon and it wasn't ready. After this I let them mature and the fruit was sweet as advertised. I lost about five watermelons to bugs but those seeds have been plowed into the soil for next year. UNFORTUNATELY, all of the watermelons have had a lot of seeds so I think either the seedless ones didn't sprout or there were none of these seeds in the package. I recommend the seeds be separated in the package so one can control and track which one have sprouted. Overall I was fully satisfied with the seeded watermelons and the flavor they produced.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, what a seedling! I bought this variety because the smaller watermelons are my only real option up north. The seeds germinated in a week and have been extremely powerful performers so far. The germination was about 80%. They have been growing faster than my bush beans and summer squash! II'll report back on the quality of the fruit.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Watermelon from seed. Planted all the seeds in the packet, per instructions. I now have one seedling, I will not repeat on the Seedless Hybrid watermelon. (-:
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lots of melons, lots of seeds I planted two hills with the seeds in the packet. Out of the 10 seeds 8 sprouted. The plants were vigorous growers and I have picked several melons. Living in Southern California both hills are still producing watermelons and I expect to keep getting melons into November. The problems I have with these watermelons are they are supposed to be 6 - 8lbs and seedless. My melons have all been at least 12 - 14lbs and have a ton of seeds. I don't understand why the melons would be that big and full of seeds. Also, they were described as divinely sweet and won a taste contest of over 50 varieties. My melons were good but would not have won any taste contests. I plan on trying a different variety next year.
Date published: 2009-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seedless Watermelon I planted 20 seeds and only 3 of the 20 came up, I cannot recommend this product. I planted different seeds next to these and had very good luck with them. Very disappointed with this Burpee product.
Date published: 2009-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only 5 seeds The packet contains 10 seeds. Five are pollinators but Burpee doesn't tell you what kind of watermelon they are!! Nor do they tell you if the large or small seeds are the ones you really bought. Only 2 Big Tasty seeds germinated. (I think they were the small seeds.) The one Big Tasty melon tasted great - but $5.00 for one melon doesn't make it worth it. The pollinator melons were terrible! It would be better to sell 10 real seeds for $5.00 and let me decide which melon to use for pollination.
Date published: 2007-10-01
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