Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Yellow Doll'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Doll
Hybridized by Seminis (Petoseed)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cypress, California

Augusta, Georgia

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Alexandria, Indiana

Morse, Louisiana

Ravenna, Michigan

Mapleton, North Dakota

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 24, 2012, tedevans from Ravenna, MI wrote:

absolutely awesome watermelon . i was hesitant to try a strange looking melon but now i'm sold . i bought seeds at farmerseed.com , they grew just fine and a very good sweet flavor . people at work are ordering seeds soon now . they thought i was giving them a bowl of pineapple , and then they tried it and loved it . ted evans , ravenna , mi. 49451

Positive

On Aug 25, 2008, LTilton from Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

My favorite melon. Sweet and crisp.

A short growing season makes it good for northern gardens. It was the first melon to ripen in my patch this year.

Positive

On Jun 8, 2008, reload1 from Mapleton, ND wrote:

My kid's favorite watermelon.Early and great taste

Positive

On Nov 22, 2005, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

A real doll.

Positive

On Nov 7, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was my first hybrid watermelon. It is a small icebox type of about 6lbs. The flesh is a pale yellow, but sweet and delicious. I actually saved seed and grew this out for about 4 years. The resulting cultivars were a long grey orange fleshed melon which could pass for a Texas Golden and a tiny baseball sized melon with white flesh and an extremely brittle rind. I have no idea where Peto seeds found it.