Charleston Grey watermelon (Latin name: Citrullus lanatus) Organic Non GMO - Fruit
Charleston Grey watermelon, scientifically known as Citrullus lanatus 'Charleston Grey,' is a classic and beloved watermelon variety that's known for its sweet, juicy, and refreshing flesh. This watermelon cultivar is a summertime favorite, perfect for quenching your thirst and satisfying your sweet tooth.
Charleston Grey watermelons are a delicious and thirst-quenching addition to your garden, perfect for picnics, barbecues, and summertime enjoyment. Their sweet, juicy flesh and classic watermelon taste make them a popular choice for many gardeners. Enjoy the taste of summer with Charleston Grey watermelons.
- 1. **Choose the Right Location:** Select a sunny location in your garden for planting Charleston Grey watermelons. They require full sun to thrive and produce sweet, juicy fruits.
- 2. **Soil Preparation:** Prepare well-drained, loamy soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should have good drainage to prevent waterlogging.
- 3. **Planting:** Charleston Grey watermelons can be grown from seeds or transplants. If planting from seeds, sow them directly in the garden after the last frost date in your area. Plant them in small hills or rows with a spacing of about 3-5 feet between plants.
- 4. **Watering:** Watermelon plants need consistent moisture, especially during the growing season. Keep the soil evenly moist, but be cautious not to overwater, which can lead to root rot.
- 5. **Mulching:** Apply a layer of organic mulch around the plants to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain even soil temperature.
- 6. **Fertilization:** Watermelons are heavy feeders. Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer when planting and consider additional applications during the growing season following package instructions.
- 7. **Support:** As the watermelon fruits develop, it's a good idea to provide support for the melons, using slings or nets to prevent them from resting directly on the ground.
- 8. **Pest and Disease Control:** Keep an eye out for common watermelon pests like aphids and cucumber beetles. Implement appropriate pest control measures if needed.
- 9. **Harvesting:** Charleston Grey watermelons are ready for harvest when they have reached full size, sound hollow when tapped, and have a dull skin color. Typically, they are ready 80-85 days after planting.
- Seed count: 10