Is anyone seeing any fruit set yet? My early jump on watermelons didn’t pan out as hoped. Warm weather seemed to fully arrive a month later than last year here in northern VA.
Right now I’ve got about 15-20 vines putting on flowers, including a few female flowers. No fruit growing yet. Compared to last year, I’m at least a week behind schedule.
Varieties vining out:
–3 vines of unknown type that are coming up where we were spitting seeds last year off the back deck
On a related front, we’ve been eating 1-2 store-bought watermelons a week from the grocery stores the past month–all seedless unfortunately. They have varied greatly in taste and quality. I’m hoping I can find seeded melons soon, which are usually much tastier in my view. There’ll probably come a day when seeded melons are impossible to find at the typical chain grocery stores.