Watermelon Seeds - Congo

Watermelon Seeds - Congo

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $11.59
1/4 Pound $26.29 43% Savings
1 Pound $60.89 67% Savings
5 Pounds $209.99 ($2.62/ounce) 77% Savings
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  • High sugar content, can grow up to 50 pounds
  • Long, Dark Green Striped Oblong Shaped
  • Firm and Sweet Flesh has a Sugar Content of 9.4%
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure and Warm Weather
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 30+ pounds
Growth Habit Vining

Flavor Profile Super Sweet; Juicy; Firm; High Sugar Content
Plant Characteristics Fast Growing
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Slicing
Plant Resistance Anthracnose (1)

About Watermelon Seeds - Congo

Citrullus lanatus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Plant Type Giant

The Congo is an extra sweet, gorgeous heirloom watermelon, and delicious one to boot! These luscious watermelons regularly grow to 50 Pounds and above! Congo was an All-America selection winner in 1950. Watermelons grow best in warm weather and sandy soils. Make sure their trailing vines have plenty of space and let your melons enjoy the warm summer sun for delicious, sweet harvests!

Planting Information

Planting Watermelon Seeds - Congo

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 36 to 48 inches
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Watermelon Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 36
1 Ounce 343
1/4 Pound 1,372
1 Pound 5,488
5 Pounds 27,440

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