09/14/2014 - Wild Beefsteak from 2013 dropped seed. Several wild beefsteaks are producing fruit like this. Several wild beefsteaks are producing fruit that is similar or true to the fruit produced in 2013 (2# fruit)To my knowledge this is not hybrid seed.
08/14/2014 - Crimson Sweet Watermelon@ 102 days, infected with beetles. Went to harvest and melon was hollow. Beetles ate melon from inside out. The ground underneath melon was moist with decaying plant residue.
( Lost two additional melons that had rotted on the vine early in their life cycle). Maybe harvesting 10 days earlier would have saved the melon? Did not see this last season. After seeing this, I cut remaining melons off vine to cut my losses.