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Vegetable Description: Charles Frederic Andrus, a research scientist at the USDA laboratory in Charleston, developed this melon in the late 1940s to fulfill the need for a good shipping melon that could resist disease. His Charleston Grey watermelon was introduced in 1954 by the Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory. An immediate success, it was once the most popular commercially grown melon in the United States; though other varieties have now taken this position, Charleston Gray watermelons still make the state of South Carolina proud.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 85
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 320
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 60 in to 72 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 60”-72” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow watermelon to ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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