Watermelon, Mountain Sweet Yellow
- 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
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
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.
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.