Charleston gray watermelon

Fun fact! The well-known variety of watermelon, called Charleston gray, was first bred, and released to the public in 1954 by Charles Fredric Andrus, a horticulturist at the USDA/ Agricultural Research Service Vegetable Breeding Laboratory. The variety was important because it is resistant to several major diseases of watermelon, produces high yields in multiple geographic regions, and handles long-distance shipping well.

The well-known variety of watermelon, called Charleston gray, was first bred, and released to the public in 1954 by Charles Fredric Andrus, a horticulturist at the USDA/ Agricultural Research Service Vegetable Breeding Laboratory. The variety was important because it is resistant to several major diseases of watermelon, produces high yields in multiple geographic regions, and handles long-distance shipping well.

Source: https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2019/charleston-gray-watermelon-sequenced/