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Watermelon Seeds - Congo

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Price
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Packet
$3.95
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1 Ounce
$9.50
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1/4 Pound
$22.95
40%
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1 Pound
$52.95
65%
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5 Pounds
$164.95
($32.99/lb.)
78%
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  • Packet

    $3.95
  • 1 Ounce

    $9.50
  • 1/4 Pound

    $22.95
    40% Savings
  • 1 Pound

    $52.95
    65% Savings
  • 5 Pounds

    $164.95
    ($32.99/lb.)
    78% Savings
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  • Long, Dark Green Striped Oblong Shaped
  • Firm and Sweet Flesh has a Sugar Content of 9.4%
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure and Warm Weather

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:30+ lbs
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Spacing:36-48 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:High
Cold Stratification:No
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Long vine
Features:Heirloom, AAS Winners

About Watermelon Seeds - Congo

HEIRLOOM - AAS WINNER

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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!

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:30+ lbs
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Spacing:36-48 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:High
Cold Stratification:No
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Long vine
Features:Heirloom, AAS Winners

About Watermelon Seeds - Congo

HEIRLOOM - AAS WINNER

Buy Watermelon Seeds in Bulk & Save

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!

How to Grow Congo Watermelon

When to Plant Watermelon Seeds

If you live in a climate with a short growing season, consider starting your watermelon seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting seedlings into the garden. Sow watermelon seed directly, or set out your transplants 3 to 4 weeks after the last average frost date in spring. Watermelon demands warm temperatures – both soil and air. Transplant or direct sow watermelon seeds only when the average soil and daytime air temps are at least 70F.

Where to Plant Watermelon Seeds

Watermelons are heavy feeders and need soil rich in nutrients. They grow best in loose, well-drained, but moisture-retentive soil rich in organic matter. Amend your soil with aged manure, seaweed, and/or compost before planting.

How to Plant Watermelon Seeds

Dig a hole 12" deep and 24" wide, fill with compost, manure, and several handfuls of sand. Use the soil that was removed from the hole to create the mound and then sow your seed or transplant there. Sow watermelon seeds 1" deep, planting 4-6 seeds (or transplanting 2-3 of your strongest seedlings) in mounds that stretch 24" across, If direct sowing, wait until seedlings have developed 3-4 true leaves and choose your strongest 2-3 plants by cutting the thinned out seedlings at soil level with scissors. Build mounds 5-10' apart.

How to Harvest Watermelon

Stop watering your watermelons about 10-14 days before the fruits are ready to harvest, this will concentrate the plant’s sugars and your watermelon will be sweeter. You may want to place a board under each melon to keep the fruit clean and dry. Watermelons will be ready to harvest after 70-90 days from sowing.

Other tips (if any): Companion plants are corn, radish, beans, nasturtiums, marigolds and oregano. Bad companions are potatoes as they attract many of the same insects that feed on watermelon plants.

Avoid growing watermelon where night temperatures dip below 50 F; this will cause fruit to lose flavor. If temperatures exceed 90F for several days, flowers will drop without setting fruit. Watermelons require 70-90 frost-free days to reach harvest and will tolerate no frost. A soaker hose or drip irrigation is the best way to water. If you live in an area where the weather and soil are dry, try planting your watermelon in inverted hills rather than mounds. Regular, even watering will help fruits avoid blossom-end rot which is caused by fluctuation of soil moisture.

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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 2 Reviews

  1. waiting for warmer weather

    i will be waiting for spring time in my area, for now i will store in the fridge in a sandwich bag, then a few weeks before spring i will plant indoors till last frost, then sow in garden

  2. watermelon seeds

    High and quick germination rate vines growing all over lots of blooms which I hope turns into lots of big sweet melons

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