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Iopride Watermelon
'Iopride' watermelon. Image courtesy of David Pendergrass.
Iopride Watermelon
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100 days — Also known as the 'Pride of Iowa', 'Iopride' produces fruits that are dark green with darker green stripes. They are oblong and blocky with sweet, bright-red flesh and a high sugar content. Holds long at maturity. Developed at the University of Iowa for upland soils and for resistance to Fusarium wilt and Anthracnose (race 1).

Our 'Iopride' watermelon seeds are grown for us in Middle Tennessee by David Pendergrass who writes:
"I think this is one of the easiest melons to grow. In all the years I have grown it, it has never failed to produce a crop. I have had extremely wet as well as dry and hot seasons, and when others failed, this one always came through for me. This strain will get bigger than it is typically described. I average twenty five to thirty pounds and normally have a lot of forty pound ones. It has a good fruit set. I cannot say enough good things about it."
Although once popular, it has become quite rare. Each packet contains two grams, which is about 34 seeds.
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