Golden Midget Watermelon

Citrullus lanatus | SKU: 1107
1 Reviews
$3.25 to $99.60
  • Fruits grow to 3 pounds
  • Salmon-pink flesh, golden yellow rind
  • Fruits turn yellow when ready to harvest
  • Good for short seasons
  • Ripens in 70 days

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

$3.25 to $99.60

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Item Details

An outstanding little watermelon, with golden-yellow rind and salmon pink flesh. Pleasantly sweet, about 3 pounds in weight. Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger at UNH in 1959; a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind. Has a built-in ripeness indicator: fruits turn yellow when ready. Very early variety, ripening in just 70 days.

Learn to Grow Golden Midget Watermelon

Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.

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Will try again next year


I wanted a smaller watermelon, so there wouldn't be large amounts going to waste. This seemed perfect. The plant made one melon and then died. I kept waiting for the melon to get larger. It looked perfect: Yellow skin and pink flesh. But it only weighed about 4 ounces, and while moist and crisp, had nearly no taste. Took just about 75 days to mature in hot summer. I guess I'll have to try again next year.