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Bold Ruler (Hybrid)

Watermelon / Watermelon – Triploid

Earliness pays!  Bold Ruler is a 45-count that offers good set in cold conditions, significantly earlier maturity and high yield potential – the perfect formula for grower success! This variety has excellent fruit uniformity and weighs 16 to 20 pounds on a vigorous vine. The bright red flesh with dense texture is crisp and sweet.

View Video! Watermelon product manager, Gattis Guffey, discusses our varieties.


See what Southeast growers are saying.

  • Earliness pays!
  • Small pips, very uniform and productive
  • Cold setting ability
  • For optimum results, use a Sakata early pollenizer


Days to Maturity from Transplant



Fruit Shape

Round Oval




Crimson Sweet

Exterior Color

Light green background with medium green stripes

Interior Color

Bright Red

Interior Characteristics


Relative Maturity



Very Uniform



16-20 Pounds
Key to Resistance Codes
Co Anthracnose Colletotrichum orbiculare
Fon Fusarium wilt Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. niveum
Db Gummy stem blight Didymella bryoniae
ZYMV Zucchini yellow mosaic Zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.


Claims and other disclosed information are based on our observations and/or information from other sources. Crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, the environment, including management, and other uncontrollable factors that may alter expected performance. Triploid hybrid watermelon varieties will on occasion produce empty white seed coats or hard, dark undeveloped seeds and, therefore, are not warranted to be completely “seedless”. Statements concerning the reaction of varieties to a specific pathogen, pest or stress are based on evaluation under defined conditions. These reactions can be affected by changes in environmental and biological factors, especially new pathogen races, pest biotypes or vectors of disease agents. Therefore, we give no warranty, express or implied, for crop performance relative to the information given; nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct, indirect, or consequential, that may arise from any cause. Read all seed package labeling carefully to understand the terms and conditions of sale.