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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Charleston Grey'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Charleston Grey
Hybridized by US Department of Agriculture
Registered or introduced: 1954
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Keystone Heights, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Wells, Maine

Lucedale, Mississippi

Forest City, North Carolina

Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Kennewick, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 28, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Developed by the Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina, (1954). It is a good producer. It is not as sweet as newer varieties but quite good nonetheless. It was a favorite shipping melon in the 70's and 80's before the advent of 'Crimson Sweet'. A long type melon, it grows quite well on sandy soils and averages about 23 pounds.