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I know ANYTHING is possible, but I haven't, even, had any watermelon seeds to get "mixed in".......the seed this plant came from was a teeny-tiny seed........
 
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I know ANYTHING is possible, but I haven't, even, had any watermelon seeds to get "mixed in".......the seed this plant came from was a teeny-tiny seed........
Google the leaves. The seed could have come from just about anywhere. Not saying it is a watermelon but it sure looks like one. And a watermelon is hairy too. And not all watermelons are vines, some are bush types.
 
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Google the leaves. The seed could have come from just about anywhere. Not saying it is a watermelon but it sure looks like one. And a watermelon is hairy too. And not all watermelons are vines, some are bush types.
I've lived all my life in peanut/watermelon country and I NEVER knew there were bush varieties of watermelons. Since I've never had the room available to grow vining watermelons (or cantaloupes).......I have never cruised those sections in seed catalogs. While this thread is about a "mystery plant".......this extra knowledge is, indeed, a bonus.
 
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I've lived all my life in peanut/watermelon country and I NEVER knew there were bush varieties of watermelons. Since I've never had the room available to grow vining watermelons (or cantaloupes).......I have never cruised those sections in seed catalogs. While this thread is about a "mystery plant".......this extra knowledge is, indeed, a bonus.
Yep, there are bush types although I can't say bush is the correct term. Last year I grew Jubilee Bush watermelon and the "bush" is a small compact vine with a diameter of about 4 feet which is a lot smaller than the Crimson Sweet I also grew. My Jubilees got to be about 15-18 lbs.
 
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Yep, there are bush types although I can't say bush is the correct term. Last year I grew Jubilee Bush watermelon and the "bush" is a small compact vine with a diameter of about 4 feet which is a lot smaller than the Crimson Sweet I also grew. My Jubilees got to be about 15-18 lbs.
Jus ordered from Sustainable Seed Company........."Bush variety Jubilee watermelon, vines spread 3-5 ft. Produces watermelons that are about 10-13 lbs, extremely sweet.".....THANKS Chuck.......gonna plant watermelons this spring.
 
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And no blooms yet? Have you tasted the leaves?
Not even a hint of a bloom. Have not tasted a leaf but have crushed one to try and get a "scent"......but, pretty much, scentless.....At the dirt's surface, there does not appear to be the forming of a root, like a turnip or rutabaga......
 
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