Golden Midget Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) - An outstanding little watermelon, with golden yellow rind and salmon pink flesh. It is the earliest watermelon to ripen in the field! Pleasantly sweet, about 3 pounds in weight. Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger at UNH in 1959; a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind. Has a built-in ripeness indicator: fruits turn yellow when ready. Make sure to havest promptly as it will rot if left in the field too long. Ripe melons usually keep up to 4 weeks in cold storage.
Watermelon are warm season tender annuals that require soils with lots of organic material, moisture, ad fertility. Direct sow seeds 1-2 weeks following the last frost date in full sun.