AU Sweet Scarlet Watermelon Seed Source

grandad_2003(9A/sunset 28)August 14, 2014

Planted AU Producer this year. Had much better results than with Sugar Baby and Crimson Sweet in prior years. But I noted even better reviews for AU Sweet Scarlet from Farmerdill and others. After surfing the web I'm not finding a lot of places with the seed. So where might one get seed?

This post was edited by grandad on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 7:16

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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

You leave the impression that there are a few places with the seed. if so, buy from one of them.

Willhite Seed used to carry it, but doesn't anymore. Perhaps not enough was sold, and they wanted to add some new ones.

I have raised AU Sweet Scarlet and it was fairly good, but I prefer Raspa from Willhite.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:20PM
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rayrose(8)

AU Producer is a better melon than Sweet Scarlet. I'd stick with it, and I've grown both of them.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:32PM
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grandad_2003(9A/sunset 28)

Wayne. Good point. Poor wording on my part... I should have typed "not finding any"... Also, thanks to both of you on the performance and on alternative cultivars to try.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:21PM
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farmerdill

I have not tried Auburn university to see if they have a group that continues older varieties, I have grown three of the 4 they developed. Au Producer, Golden Au Producer and Au Sweet Scarlet. Was going to trial Au Jubilant but Willhite discontinued it before I got around to it. Sweet Scarlet was my favorite. Really could not determine that Au Producer did anything better than Crinson Sweet. Same was true with The yellow fleshed producer versus the Yellow Crimson. Sweet Scarlet was unique and did not imitate any variety that I am aware of. I trial some hybrids but so far have not found any apprecailbly better than their OP counterparts. Most imitate Crimson Sweet, Allsweet, Charleston Grey or Jubilee.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:48PM
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rayrose(8)

If you'd like to try a REALLY good melon, better than anything mentioned so far, try Big Stripe. Wilhites sells it.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 8:57AM
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