Long, uniform melons with a hard, thin, light green rind and fine red flesh with firm texture, sweet flavor and large brownish black seeds. Long bearing vigorous vines. Should you want smaller melons, drill rows closer together, little pruning. Excellent shipper.
A factor of importance is that the degree of wilt tolerance is greater in this melon than in the original Charleston Gray. Tolerant to Sunburn.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.