Vegetable Description: This variety has one of the highest sugar contents of any watermelon! Congo produces large cylindrical fruit with blunt ends ranging in weight from 30 to 50 lbs. The rind is medium green in color with dark-green stripes and thick and tough, making this a good shipper. The high quality flesh is firm, medium red and sweet with sugar tests up to 9.5%. Resistant to Anthracnose, races 1, 2 & 3. Average water needs. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 85
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 200
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 5' to 6'
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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