Charleston Gray Watermelon
Charleston Gray watermelon has been popular for decades. If you want a big, oblong, old-fashioned watermelon, this is it.

Charleston Gray Watermelon

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 25 pounds
  • Matures: 85 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 to 60 inches apart
  • Plant size: Long vine

Heirloom. The classic oblong watermelon, Charleston Gray has red, fiberless flesh and a tough, medium-thick gray-green rind often used for making watermelon rind pickles. At one time this was the predominant watermelon in home gardens and markets. The seed we use to grow our Charleston Gray watermelon plants originated in 1954 at the USDA Southern Vegetable Breeders Lab in Charleston, South Carolina. It is not a seedless variety. Grow this one for seed spitting contests! Give vines plenty of room to run.

Resistant to fusarium wilt.

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Charleston Gray Watermelon is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last few years I have grown different kinds of watermelons but my favorite to grow is the Charleston gray. It is by far the best, and I won't grow anything else.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good melon: Some melons are harder ot grow than other, but not this one. Great taste and very productive. Great melon!!!!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pleasurable: Third year growing these....normally
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These watermelons were awesome! The vines ran far and produced several watermelons. I wasn't sure how to tell if they were fully ripe, so I did research. The spot on the bottom turns white and the very first tendril turns brown. So, I waited and was rewarded with the best tasting watermelon I have ever had.
Date published: 2015-03-24
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