Sweet and crisp, with no seeds!
Just the right size for one or two people!
Variety: Charleston Jr.
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Days to Maturity: 85
Fruit Color: Red
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Fruit Weight: 192
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,?Edible
Harvest Season: Late Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
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85 days. This seedless Watermelon sets compact fruit that’s just right for stowing in the fridge — no more “clearing the decks” to chill a massive melon! Sweet and crisp, the flavor is fantastic — and you’ll get big yields from this dependable name in Watermelon. You can’t find a more convenient, higher-yielding, delectable melon than Charleston Jr!
The rind on these melons is a solid light green, while the flesh is pale red, very crisp and juicy. You’ll notice only a few seeds in the entire fruit, which is a joy if you like to cut up or ball watermelon for salads. Expect the fruit to weigh in at 12 to 16 pounds — nice and hefty, yet manageable, too!
Charleston is a respected name in Watermelon, and this junior variety is certain to follow in its footsteps. Try it this season and discover how much easier a compact Watermelon is to harvest, store, and chill!
Since this is a seedless variety, we’ve included pollinator seed in every packet. But if you don’t want to plant the whole packet, if you plant Charleston Jr. near any seeded watermelon variety, the honey bees will cross-pollinate it for you! And if you’ve never grown seedless watermelon before, know that in addition to your seedless melons, you’ll get a few with seeds, and a few that are smaller and paler than the rest (but just as delicious). That’s the answer to the question everyone asks: “How do you get seeds from a seedless watermelon?”
Sow direct when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Sow the seeds in raised hills or rows 3 inches high. Thin to 3 plants per hill 3 feet apart, or 1 plant per foot in rows. For earlier fruit, seeds may be started indoors. Pkt is 10 seeds.