Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon
- Oblong fruits grow to 20-35 pounds
- Extra firm, deep yellow flesh and black seeds
- Rinds are dark green with light green stripes
- Very high sugar content
- 95-100 days
Introduced into the 1991 Yearbook by Dr. Larry Woods from Georgia. His seed source grew this variety since the 1950s. Oblong 20-35 pound fruits with dark and light green stripes. Extra firm deep yellow flesh and black seeds. Quite productive, very high sugar content. 95-100 days.
Learn to Grow Mountain Sweet Yellow 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
Average at best
by The Chef
This watermelon like alot of orange watermelons realy isnt anything special. Average at best it tastes alot like the red variety you get in the store.
by Mike G
For my money and for my area the best tasting and the juiciest Watermelons are Sweet Mountain yellow and red Jubilee watermelons.
Each of these watermelons were picked after trying about 12 to 15 different varieties, I went by the taste / how it grew for my area / sweetness, plus I got other people’s opinions (about 10) on taste and sweetness. Hands down, sweet Mountain yellow and Jubilee won.
Half our garden space is for growing watermelon, out of everything we grow the biggest demand is for our watermelons we just can’t grow enough of them, both varieties have grown over 41 lbs. and the yellow has grown over 43 lbs.
If you’re looking for good watermelons seeds, both of these I would highly recommend. Just remember soil prep is so important. Melons take a lot of Nitrogen.