Mid-season variety (85-95 days). It hails from the city of Astrakhan, on the Volga River near the Caspian Sea. Grows 3-5 kg (6.5-11 lbs.). The Watermelon has a wonderful, delicious, delicate sweetness. The flesh is pink and the seeds seem to vary in color and can be buff, orange or brown. The rind is dark green with stripes and mottling. Good resistance to diseases.