This melonÆs bright red, sweet, crisp interior gives you a feeling of delight with every bite. An extra large favorite since 1954.
You'll have lots of thick slices for those late summer barbecues and picnics! This open-pollinated melon, developed by renowned watermelon breeder Charles Andrus, of the USDA in Charleston, SC, was the first to be resistant to both Fusarium wilt and anthracnose disease. Greenish-gray rind protects melon from sunburn. It is still affectionately called "that gray melon from Charleston". Fruits average 22"–26" long and 25–35 pounds.
Variety Info22"–26" long, 10" wide, oblong fruit that is greenish-gray, and weighs 25–35 pounds. Interior is bright red. 'Charleston Gray' produces 1–2, 20–25 pound fruit per plant with brilliant red, crisp, very sweet interior. Disease resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose.
Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.