Golden Midget Watermelon

Golden Midget watermelon

Origin - USA. Developed in 1959

Days to ripen - 70 days. (90 days this year)

Rind - Slightly oval. Yellow when ripe.   Flesh - Pink. Ok flavour.   Fruit weight - 1.5 kg.

Ripeness indicator -  Pick a couple of days or so after they turn yellow and when the nearest tendril dies. 

A beautiful miniature watermelon.  Very early. Seedy.     

 My Notes:  The little vines look a bit odd as the leaves turn yellow when they are stressed or hot. Nothing really to worry about but it does stop them growing because they lack chlorophyll.

The flavour is reasonable and it is full of seeds.

Harvest 2012 - Very productive this year with each plant averaging 6 fruits.

See below the picture/s for info on the current growing season.

 Seeds available from many online seed suppliers.

2015/16 season

This year I am growing this melon for seed to sell to seed companies. Planting is a month early this year due to unseasonably warm weather for this time of year.

15/09/15 - Seeds planted 

 

 2012 Growing season

3rd Oct: seeds sown

30 Jan: Fruits ripe