Watermelon 'Yellow Doll'

Citrullus lanatus

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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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


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


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:


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


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.


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

My kid's favorite watermelon.Early and great taste


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

A real doll.


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.