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Watermelon, Congo

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One big, sweet, beautiful watermelon that reaches up to 35 lb.

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An All-America Selections winner in 1950, Congo is hard to find these days, but it is one sweet, beautiful watermelon. Weighing as much as 35 lb., Congo's oblong, medium-green fruits with dark green stripes are filled with firm, sweet, delicious red flesh with a high sugar content. Sweet!
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Item#: 64025A
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Product properties

Days To Maturity

90 days

Fruit Weight

35-40 pounds

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

6-8 feet

Height

15-24 inches

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Planting Time

Spring

Sow Time

After Last Frost

Thin

36 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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  • Days To Maturity
    90 days
    Fruit Weight
    35-40 pounds
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    6-8 feet
    Height
    15-24 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    Thin
    36 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Watermelon, Congo is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT TASTING!!! Very enjoyable melon. Grows very well without any problems for me here in Michigan. Will grow again. It's the middle of October with very chilly nights and these melons are on the vine and is still providing me with a tasty treat. Love them!! Oh yeah, these are not seedless melons. You will be spitting out a TON of seeds with every bite.
    Date published: 2013-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This was my first time growing watermelons, or any plant since I've been an adult. I used to try to grow strawberry plants when I was in high school, but the squirrels and rabbits used to get to them before I could pick them. So needless to say I was skeptic about growing anything when I picked up the congo variety of watermelon seeds on a whim. I started them outside in a kiddie pool along with some other varieties of watermelon (Jubilee, Orange tendersweet, and crimson sweet) Actually I don't think there will be enough room in the kiddie pool, but we'll see what happens. The congo plants are looking very healthy and are growing steadily, all of the plants in the pool are about a month old, the germination rate of the congo was pretty good considering I left for Vegas in may with the seed packet open and returned in the middle of June, I had about six congo plants that managed to grow and kept four but plant to thin one more out depending on how they do in the next couple of days. I hope they turn out!
    Date published: 2012-07-28
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