Watermelon, Congo


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Juicy and oh-so-sweet, the Congo watermelon is perfect for summer picnics. As one of the largest varieties, you'll have plenty to share with friends and family. Let the good times roll with this sweet treat!

How to Grow Congo Watermelon

  • Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
  • Annual
  • Days to Maturity: 90-95
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-10
  • Temperature: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Planting:
    • Depth: 1"
    • Plant Space: 3'
    • Row Spacing: 3-5'
  • Pests/disease: Resistant to anthracnose and fusarium wilt
  • Seed Count:
    • 1 oz- Approximately 400 seeds
    • 4 oz- Approximately 1,700 seeds
    • 1 lb- Approximately 7,300 seeds

Watermelons need rich soil, sun and lots of space to grow. Once fruit begins to grow on the vines the plant will only require watering if the soil dries out completely. Watermelons are ready to harvest when the small tendril nearest the fruit turns brown and dries out.