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  1. Out of focus

    Out of focus Senior Refuge Member

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    Washington Parish, LA has sweet melons, usually buy them off a pickup truck on the side of hwy 61 or hwy 190 in the Baton Rouge area. I was told they were the “Georgia rattlesnake “ varietiy.
     
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  2. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes they do. Must something about the climate down there.
     
  3. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Along the Illinois River, from Havana down to Beardstown, is an area well know for good watermelons, too.
     
  4. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    definitely something to be said for that sandy soil. Driving south of Muscatine and closer to the river some of the fields look like more sand than crop at times, best melons you ever had.
     
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  5. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep. Sandy soil is the key. My sons worked for a melon farm in SW Indiana for three summers. Sandy rolling ground. As a bonus I had permission to dove hunt the field after it was disced at the end of August. The doves were crazy about that fermented melon pulp and seeds.
     
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  6. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I've heard this, before.
     
  7. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    I prefer black diamond over any others.
     
  8. DuckyPhe

    DuckyPhe Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Not just Havana to Beardstown, we gots em pretty good along Route 26 from East Peoria to Spring Bay also. Sandy soil is key.
     
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  9. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    I worked for 7 years in a produce department and heard and tried every method out there to select a good melon. They're all bunk....I dont care what the stripes look like or what the thump sounds like.

    Best solution is ask the clerk how the current shipment is tasting (we always sold quarters that were freshly cut and always tasted).

    If still in doubt ask the clerk to cut one in half to try a sliver. They can wrap up the halves and sell it to you whole, and if you decline it just gets quartered and goes on the cut wall.
     
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  10. Chesapeakefreak

    Chesapeakefreak Senior Refuge Member

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    Pecos cantaloupes from West Texas. Best I ever had. and I’ve had many.
     
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