Golden Midget Watermelon
- 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.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
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.