We have picked two or three Sugar Baby watermelons so far this month. They are a nice size to fit into an already crowded fridge.
And then, way down here (where only the most dedicated readers will read) I’ll make an offer. If you would like to try this variety of melon next year, just let me know and I’ll send you some of the seeds. First 3 who ask will get seeds in the mail, as long as you ask before August, 2008 is over. You’ll need AT LEAST a 4×4 foot space to grow these, and to make it fit in that space you’ll have to keep turning the vines back in again every couple days. Mine are growing in a 6×8 foot raised bed, and there ended up being about 6 vines. It is also possible, although a LOT of WORK to grow this watermelon on a trellis. When trellising this melon, you have to sling the fruits so their own weight doesn’t break them off the vine in the wind.