Hello, Attached is a listing of the watermelons I have with a very short description of some characteristics. I really like watermelon so if you see that you have something I haven't tried yet let me know. Also if you see something you would like to try let me know. Thanks Jonny
Post by woodsygardener on Sept 2, 2010 14:11:23 GMT -5
Of the 2 dozen watermelons I've tried in my woodland garden, Hopi Red (from Native Seed SEARCH) is the most vigorous and productive. I just dried the seed from 3 melons from 3 vines, each with different skin markings, all red inside.
I'd be interested in Strawberry and Hime Kansen if you still have them.
Have you tried Illiniwek? I keep hearing rave reviews about it:
Here's the USDA info:
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus CUCURBITACEAE
Local name: Illiniwek Red Seeded Watermelon. Donated from: Illinois , United States Maintained by the Southern Regional PI Station. NPGS received: 25-May-1999. PI assigned: 1999. Inventory volume: 208. Life form: Annual. Form received: Seed. Accession backed up at second site. Accession names and identifiers
Illiniwek Red Seeded Watermelon
Type: SITE. Group: AMES . Comment: NC-7 Research Numbers. Availability
Material is available for distribution. The normal amount distributed is 25 seeds
I tried to grow Illiniwek this year. I planted 10 seeds. 50% of the seeds did not germinate. The other 5 were slow growers. Eventually I got some female flowers and finally one small watermelon which was destroyed by a pheasant while less than two inches long. So, it may be a very tasty watermelon (I still don't know) but I am not impressed by its vigor and productivity.
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
Apr 2, 2022 3:58:57 GMT -5
gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
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wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
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wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
Oct 18, 2022 21:36:29 GMT -5
wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
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wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:52 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
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wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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