Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Golden Midget'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Midget
Hybridized by Meader & Yaeger
Registered or introduced: 1959
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Regional

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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 4, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger, and introduced in 1959. The product of a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind. The entire plant and fruits turn golden-yellow when ripe. Salmon-pink flesh is pleasantly sweet, black seeds. Extremely early variety, ripening in just 70 days

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

A cantaloupe size (3 lb), pink flesh melon, whose rind turns golden yellow when ripe. It is early (65 days). Taste is good but not exceptional. It is open pollinated, you can save all the seeds you want. introduced by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Durham in 1959.