Watermelon, Charleston Grey
Charlston Grey has been one of the most popular Heirloom watermelons for the past 60 years. Charles Fredric Andrus, a horticulturist at the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, set out to produce a disease-resistant and wilt-resistant watermelon. The result, in 1954, was "that gray melon from Charleston". Its oblong shape and hard rind made it easy to stack and ship. Its adaptability meant it could be grown over a wide geographical area. It produced high yields and was resistant to the most serious watermelon diseases:
- 1 Bulk pound of seed
- Charleston Grey is very wilt resistant
- Deliciously sweet!
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