(Citrullus lanatus) Developed by Dr. Hall from Kansas. Also known as 'Green & White Ruby'. Large, round, light green melon with dark green stripes and firm, deep red flesh with high sugar content. Weighs 11-12kg. Vigorous vine with fruit turning white-cream on the underside when ready for harvest. Disease resistant. Grows well in most climates. 85-90 days.
HISTORY: Watermelons originated from South Central Africa, and are aptly named for their 95% water content. They were then taken to Mexico by Cortes in 1520, then being traded into North America where they continued to spread in popularity.
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