Congo Watermelon

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Congo Watermelon


The Reverend Rush R. Wagner brought this giant watermelon to the United States from the Congo in the early 1930’s.  It has a deep red flesh with a very high sugar content.

Epic Story:  Africa


Planting Instructions:  Direct seed watermelons after all danger of frost, ½ inch deep 12-18 inches apart. These plants will vine, so leave plenty of room in your garden.

Sow: May-June

Germinate: 7-10 days

Water: Moist

Harvest: 85-90 days

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