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Watermelon 'AU Golden Producer'

Citrullus lanatus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: AU Golden Producer
Hybridized by Auburn Univ.
Registered or introduced: 1993
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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 14, 2006, eggbeater from Elton, LA wrote:

I planted this melon for about ten years strictly for its good taste.It doesn't produce well at all on my soil. Even in years of outstanding performance of other varieties in the same field,very few marketable size melons were produced. As much as I hated to give up,I finally came to the realization that I could not justify the space and profits being lost to it.


On Feb 1, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Open-pollinated. Fruits weigh approx 25 lbs at maturity and are somewhat oval in shape.


On Nov 10, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This cultivar produces well and is strong enough to ship. Flavor and texture are good but not the best of the yellow/orange fleshed cultivars. Average about 22 lbs. Very similar to Yellow Crimson.