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Vegetable Description: As the name of this melon suggests, watermelons originated in Africa, specifically Egypt. In these desert regions, wild watermelons provided a source of water if no other water was available. Archaeologists have found watermelon seeds everywhere from King Tut's tomb to the holds of slave ships to the ruins of ancient China, proving this melon's enduring popularity. Congo watermelons have a very high sugar content and unsurpassed taste, winning the prestigious AAS Award in 1950.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 85
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 500
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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