Charleston Gray Watermelon
(Citrullus lanatus) Open-pollinated variety developed in 1954. Produces huge yields of 20-30 pound watermelons with bright red flesh and a beautiful blue-green mottled rind. Amazing flavor, one of the best-tasting watermelons available. 85 days to harvest. 25 seeds per packet.
My all time best-tasting watermelon came from this variety. After my husband prematurely picked one (or so I thought) I asked him to toss it to our pigs. To my surprise, it broke open to reveal perfect juicy red flesh so I asked him to jump the fence and retrieve a piece and as I was 8 months pregnant, he obliged. It was by far the best watermelon we'd ever had and consequently I had to humbly admit that maybe I wasn't the best melon picker in the house. - Becky
CULTURE: Direct sow seeds outdoors 2 weeks after last frost, once soil temps have reached 70 degrees. Sow 3-5 seeds per hill with 3 to 4 feet between hills and to 8 feet between rows. Under ideal conditions germination will occur in 5-8 days. Watermelons are ready to harvest when the tendril nearest the melon has dried and the belly of the melon has turned yellow.
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I'm really excited about growing these yummy watermelons. I planted 4 seedlings of which 2 sprouted. Not sure what happened to the other two but I will try again. The seedlings are looking great and im looking forward to seeing them grow and sprout their friut.