"New Queen" variety watermelon

has anyone had any luck growing this variety? i have attempted to grow it beside many other varieties and every year it succumbs to disease or just never really gets going. is this just a really weak variety?
if anyone has successfully grown these, how does their taste/texture/overall quality compare to other homegrown melons?
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I have not grown New Queen. In Washington States trials in 2003 it was the lowest yeilding ice box type. It is relatively new so disease resistance should not be a major problem. If you can successfully grow other cultivars like Yellow Doll or Orchid Sweet, that I would go with the succesful cultivars
TABLE 2 Total number of fruit harvested, total weight of fruit harvested, and average weight, length and width per fruit of 9 mini watermelon varieties. Variety Total No. Fruit Hrv. Total Wt. (kg/lbs) Garden Baby 12 28.50/62.99 New Queen 10 24.66/54.50 Orchid Sweet 12 43.70/96.58 Smile 18 41.34/91.36 Sugar Baby 12 33.53/74.10 Yellow Doll 16 26.30/58.12 Red Delicious 16 29.18/64.49 Dark Belle 21 46.22/102.15 Fun Belle 16 24.74/54.68
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farmer dill - very useful info - i found the link with the entire study for all those interested:
http://www.seedquest.com/News/releases/2003/december/7170.htm

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