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Tailgate Seedless Hybrid Watermelon F1


Tailgate Seedless Watermelon is a hybrid, seedless variety with a high brix rating for superior sweetness. Pollenizer variety included. Plant 1 pollenizer seed for every 3 Tailgate Watermelon seeds. Citrullus lanatus. 85 days to maturity.

15 seeds per pack

1-10 pack of Sangria Watermelon will be added to cart along with the Tailgate Seedless Watermelon Packet

Treatment: Untreated


Be sure to check out our Watermelon Growing Guide for more tips & tricks on successfully growing watermelons at home.

Tailgate Seedless Watermelon is a hybrid, seedless watermelon variety with a deep red flesh and incomparable sweetness. This variety is known for having a high brix rating, making it one of the sweetest watermelon varieties you'll find. It also has been noted to have a low percentage of hollow heart in trials, making it a consistent performer for backyard gardeners and small-scale growers.

Tailgate Seedless Watermelon produces fruits that have a a dark green, mottled exterior. The interior is a deep, beautiful red color with a firm flesh for superior eating quality. Fruits are slightly oblong and average 17-21 lbs at maturity. These are the perfect summer treat!

Seedless watermelons must be grown with a pollinizer variety for adequate pollination of the seedless plants. In each seed packet, we include 10 pollenizer Seeds that should be grown in the same plot as the seedless watermelon variety. Whether direct-seeding or transplanting, plant one pollenizer seed for every three seedless watermelon Seeds along the row. For best results, we recommend planting the entire pack of seedless watermelon Seeds and the appropriate number of pollenizer Seeds to satisfy the recommended 3:1 ratio.

Watermelons may be direct seeded or transplanted. For direct seeding, we recommend planting Seeds every 12" along the intended row to ensure a good stand. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Watermelons can be susceptible to plant diseases if excess leaf moisture is present. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on watermelons to reduce leaf moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.

Watermelons also perform well when transplanted. In early spring, we recommend transplanting to get a jump start on the growing season. Watermelon prefers warmer temperatures for seed to germinate. By transplanting, you can have plants in the ground before the soil temperature warms enough to direct seed. We recommend starting transplants 4-5 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date.

Watermelon transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray. Watermelons are ready to harvest when the tendril near the fruit completely dries. The tendril can be found between the fruit stem and the fruit. It is usually curly and green, but will dry when fruits are ready to harvest.

Tailgate Seedless Watermelon Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed or transplant

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/2"

Seed Spacing: 24"

Row Spacing: 5-6'

Days to Maturity: 85

Disease Resistance: Anthracnose, Fusarium Wilt

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Two hander watermelon.

Just had my first ripe tailgate watermelon and it is wonderfully sweet with perfect texture all the way through. I will grow these again for sure. They are big though. Mine was 28 lbs. perfect party size. .


Love!! Every seed I planted came up!

Rick Broadwater
Hossinators and melons

The tomatoes have come out of the kinks, about 8 inches tall and green. Sadly, the tailgate watermelons and germinators have done almost nothing. Out of 20 seeds planted I have 3 plants. The ambrosia lopes made 60%. I have 3 dozen volunteers from last year, but I believe like most hybrids they will make vines and no fruit? The watermelons were for the kids at church, I prefer lopes. This is NOT a complaint, just input. NOTE: the corn is growing. Sad about the watermelons, not even Georgia gators.

Hey Rick! Please reach out to our customer service team at Support@growhoss.com so we can help correct your issue with the seedless watermelons!

seedless watermelons

I planted the pollinator seeds in separate peat pots in potting soil. I did the same for the seedless seeds. The pollinator seeds came up but the seedless did not. So I guess I will just have Sangria melons.

Devin Whittington
Germination Fail with heat mat.

We used a heat mat and covered the seed with plastic. We had a zero germination rate. We have had success in the past with this method from other suppliers. If there is a remedy or other advice I would like to change this review but can’t.

Hey Devin! Please email us at support@growhoss.com so we can help make this right!