The Congo Watermelon is a delicious-tasting, enormously large, long, dark green watermelon that can weigh up to 50 pounds! This variety produces a firm, sweet flesh with a 9.4% sugar content. It can grow to be over 2' long and 1' wide when fully grown! On a medium green body, it has deep green stripes on its skin.
Botanical name : Citrullus lanatus
Common name : Congo Watermelon
Size at maturity : 24"
Days to maturity : 90-100
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring / Summer
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : 1"
Plant spacing : 36"- 48"
Ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 200