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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.
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Great flavor
What are the cons? Can not always finds plants
I grew watermelon in Canada. 27 LBS It was enough to feed all my friends. Just give it lots of food.
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30 May 2014
8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
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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.
21 Oct 2012
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
I like this melon best because it holds good and is very very sweet, buthad a hard time getting it grow in dry weather until i put them under black plastic they produsted like crazy.
By melon man
28 Jul 2012
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
We ordered Black Diamond Yellow Flesh in 2011 and Charleston Grey's grew from the seeds. I know they were Charleston Grey's because we have grown this variety before and recognize it. The rind is a distinctive light color with slightly darker netting or striping. Hard to describe but easy to recognize... not exactly like the painting above. They grow well in South Louisiana. No bug problems. Love the heat. Get really big... I bet the heaviest one we got this year was 45 lbs or more. 3 or so melons per vine. Tasty. Not overly sweet. A distinct flavor... not the pale watery flavor of store-bought crap. I make watermelon juice out of them because they have such a flavor (blend and strain the flesh... needs a little sugar and lime juice for zing). We use these rinds to make watermelon rind preserves. You should try that if you have not.
4 Jul 2012
I have grown this melon for at least 40 years off and on (not every year) and found it to be the most reliable melon I've ever grown. My garden is on upland soil (not recommended for growing melons), but still it performs for me better than any other variety, except in dry years. The taste is at least as good as the average melon and it has good size for the conditions in my garden. It may be my luck with this variety. I would recommend this variety.
23 Aug 2010
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