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Charleston Gray Watermelon
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Charleston Gray Watermelon (25-35 seeds) (WM117) $2.00

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Charleston Gray Watermelon

         
 
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87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit grow to 20-40 lbs.; the red flesh is fiber-free and very tasty. Yields are very good, and melons are excellent for home or market.
 
Charleston Gray Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
July 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Charleston gray Water Melon...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Sugary taste texture of flesh

What are the cons? Nothing at all comes to mind.

Review:

These are my absolute favorite water melon of all time! I've tried all kinds over the years but got mostly all vines. The fruits that did set on the vines got tip rot & drop off. Never had luck with rich soil! I'd dig big holes & fill w/rotted horse manure, rotted grass & leaves, table scraps...you name it. I'd hill over this material, plant & thin to 3-5 plants. After a divorce I moved & rented a new spot but it had no top soil, only hard pan clay & very wet. It was a rented spot in a Community Garden and the poorest dirt I've ever worked. I made a few small hills w/nothing in them, just clay dirt. Side dressed with triple 10 when they sprouted & again when the bloom set on & that's al! I had hardly any vines at all but I had 7 25-30 lb. Charleston Gray and 5 lesser sized melons but they were still bigger than any from my past. The poor soil made the best melon patch I've EVER had my whole life! I learned a valuable lesson on that poor ground that season. Less vine = more melons!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TXgardener
Location:
Springtown, TX, United States
Date:
February 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Easy to grow and delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? These melons taste great.

What are the cons? Disease problems last year.

Review:

These melons are easy to grow, taste great, and are relatively drought-resistant. Although I've grown sweeter melons, (sugar baby), these have a perfect crisp flavor. I'm not sure what disease the melons got last year, but it was in September, and by that time I'd already got at least six melons from the plants. I think the watermelon plants I bought, and didn't start from seed, had the disease and spread it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
D. R. McLeod
Location:
Hampton, GA, United States
Date:
January 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Grand Old Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Dependable / Perfect Melon

What are the cons? None really struggles when dry

Review:

I've been in love with this melon since childhood. Been growing it all my life (40 ) alongside dozens of others over the years. Charleston Grey is MY WATERMELON. Like many longterm gardeners I have a handful of cultivars that are every year selections. This one, Silver Queen, Clemson Spineless, Louisiana Purple Pod, Pink Eye Purple Hull and others are as dependable as they come. Others may be a little sweeter, have smaller seeds or no seeds, unique colors or sizes but all of the others have flaws in someway that renders them less than fully reliable in my feed my family garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nan
Location:
Creston BC, ID
Date:
May 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Awesome Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor

What are the cons? Can not always finds plants

Review:

I grew watermelon in Canada. 27 LBS It was enough to feed all my friends. Just give it lots of food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Josephine
Date:
October 21, 2012
          4.0
 
superior flavor, susceptible to end rot
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This melon has performed well for us in North Mississippi (zone 7a) although it does suffer from end rot. We also grew Sugar Baby and Yellow Moon and Stars this year, Charleston Gray by far had the best flavor. And as a bonus - big spittin' seeds! Even with our end rot problems we got good yields. Will surely grow it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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