Watermelon Season in the Bootheel

Watermelon Season in the Bootheel

There are 71 comments on the Daily Dunklin Democrat story from Jul 9, 2010, titled Watermelon Season in the Bootheel. In it, Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that:

Watermelon season has officially arrived in Southeast Missouri, according to Bud and David Henderson, owners of Semo Produce, in business since 1978.

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Apparently

Edenton, NC

#1 Jul 11, 2010
There used to be a little watermelon stand on Malone, and each year we drove to Sikeston and bought the best watermelon from the folks that ran that stand. Bootheel has the greatest watermelon in the world. Should patent and market that watermelon seed!
agree

Maryland Heights, MO

#2 Jul 11, 2010
would love to know where to go to buy by the truck load
Mr Anderson

Bratislava, Slovakia

#3 Jul 11, 2010
Check Semo Produce here in Kennett or Bill Holifield on Octa.

Since: Apr 10

USA

#4 Jul 11, 2010
My Daddy grew a long row of watermelons on the farm every year. None compare to a sun sweet ripened, Bootheel grown watermelon.
Apparently

Edenton, NC

#5 Jul 11, 2010
I know some people will know about the stand that I am mentioning. Two brothers ran it, and they had a farm around Miner, or just north of Sikeston, I believe someone said. They wore overalls, and we never bought a bad watermelon from them. Those were huge watermelons, too, very good tasting, unlike the round, small ones we find in all the produce sections of these chain grocery stores now that charge $4.99 (at lowest price) for those puny little round things, that do not nearly has any flavor or great substance as the watermelons we bought in the Bootheel at that stand. (We grow our own now, but only a small portion of the garden row in the back yard.) Those guys at that stand really knew how to grow a good crop of watermelons each year.
Mr Anderson

Bratislava, Slovakia

#6 Jul 11, 2010
agree wrote:
would love to know where to go to buy by the truck load
I just heard that someone named Jones is loading melons at the old Farmer's Union Gin in Senath.
Apparently

Edenton, NC

#7 Jul 11, 2010
Wonder if those two brothers are still around, and still bringing in the watermelons to sell? Those two might make you a good deal on loading up a truckload of those giant watermelons on their farm. Seriously. Those two guys were good people, and goo workers. Honest people.
Apparently

Edenton, NC

#8 Jul 11, 2010
goo workers = good workers

Sorry about that typo.
Guest

Risco, MO

#9 Jul 11, 2010
Hang in there Jazz, Sikeston is next. Good luck.
zbest

Columbus, IN

#10 Jul 11, 2010
I so agree boothill melons are absolute best,i grew up on them thru the seventies and eighties and no other compare! does anyone remember the byrds who had tradewinds?
guest

Kennett, MO

#11 Jul 11, 2010
Apparently wrote:
I know some people will know about the stand that I am mentioning. Two brothers ran it, and they had a farm around Miner, or just north of Sikeston, I believe someone said. They wore overalls, and we never bought a bad watermelon from them. Those were huge watermelons, too, very good tasting, unlike the round, small ones we find in all the produce sections of these chain grocery stores now that charge $4.99 (at lowest price) for those puny little round things, that do not nearly has any flavor or great substance as the watermelons we bought in the Bootheel at that stand.(We grow our own now, but only a small portion of the garden row in the back yard.) Those guys at that stand really knew how to grow a good crop of watermelons each year.
Years ago farmers around her grew mostly Charleston Grey watermelons. They were much better than the round ones they grow now.

“Marcella Counts (Reynolds)”

Since: Nov 08

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#12 Jul 11, 2010
agree wrote:
would love to know where to go to buy by the truck load
My grandparents are selling there's for 2.00 a watermelon so alot cheaper than these stands here in Sikeston. The money they get from selling the watermelon's goes towards there medicines and bills.
Mr Anderson

Bratislava, Slovakia

#13 Jul 11, 2010
marcellaann wrote:
My grandparents are selling there's for 2.00 a watermelon so a lot cheaper than these stands here in Sikeston. The money they get from selling the watermelon's goes towards there medicines and bills.
You sell them by the pound when you sell them by the truck load.
Jim

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jul 11, 2010
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Years ago farmers around her grew mostly Charleston Grey watermelons. They were much better than the round ones they grow now.
I think they were better too. I asked a farmer friend of mine why they quit and it was because the buyers/market for their melons preferred the smaller melons and the top market is for seedless melons. I remember at the watermelon festival in Hornersville years ago they grew some Charlston Greys to well over a 100 pounds for a biggest watermelon contest. Glad I didn't have to help load a field of them lol.
TopCat1

Indiahoma, OK

#15 Jul 11, 2010
CAnotes wrote:
My Daddy grew a long row of watermelons on the farm every year. None compare to a sun sweet ripened, Bootheel grown watermelon.
You got that right! I remember those big sweet melons and can almost taste them. Brings back old memories.
Yep

Edenton, NC

#16 Jul 11, 2010
Yep.

Thump and see if ripe. Take a plug out and double check. Pick your own melon, by choice.

Homegrown. Bootheel. The best in the world.
Shopper

Chicago, IL

#18 Jul 11, 2010
Thanks cousin, I'll go by there. Hope their open daily. Duhh, u gave the #'s. Thank you.

Since: Dec 09

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#19 Jul 12, 2010
agree wrote:
would love to know where to go to buy by the truck load
Leathers Melon Company in Gideon Missouri on Main St.
Cousin

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 12, 2010
U won't b dissapointed Shopper
TommyJoe Jebiga

Muskego, WI

#22 Aug 11, 2010
The last good watermelon I bought was off the back of a truck near Cape Giradeau. A black diamond, here in wisconsin all we get the past years are the puny seedless, pale colored hybrids. Ok but nothing like the big old oblong dark green, striped, and light green colored ones. Cant buy a decent melon here anymore.

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