Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3157
This packet sows up to 5 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
Cutting into this large, 20–35 pound, oblong melon will reveal plenty of juicy, sweet, yellow fruit. These melons have a dark green rind marked with lighter green stripes. Developed from the very popular red-fleshed 'Mountain Sweet' melon grown in the mid-1800s by farmers in the Northeast, this variety grows in any region with warm summers. Long, warm summers produce the largest watermelons.
$2.69 1 gram

Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus

Days to Maturity: 95–100 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 6'–10' vines

Variety Information: 'Mountain Sweet Yellow' produces oblong fruits that average 20–35 pounds. Outer rind is dark green with lighter green stripes. The yellow interior is firm and sweet.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: It can be tricky to know exactly when a watermelon is ripe and ready to pick. First, know the number of "days to harvest" and begin checking fruits as harvest date draws closer. Signs to look for are: (1) the bottom of the melon (where it lies on the soil) turns from light green to a yellowish color; (2) the surface color of the fruit turns dull; (3) the skin becomes resistant to penetration by the thumbnail and is rough to the touch; and (4) light green, curly tendril on the stem near the point of attachment of the melon is brown and dry. All of these indicators may not necessarily occur at the same time.

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Mountain sweet yelloow & Jubilee watermelons
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I'm just a back yard gardener, but I have over the last few years I've tried 10 to 11 variety's of watermelon Red, Orange and Yellow flesh melons in Westport KY. I have narrowed it down to kinds of melons, Jubilee and Mountain sweet yellow, they are both very sweet and juicy, both have exceeded my expectation in taste, Both will produced 2 or more per vine, everyone we have given watermelons to have raved on the taste and sweetness, Both variety's have produced melons over 41 lbs. When we would cut open ether kind the water just pour out, but everyone who tasted the Mountain sweet yellow wanted more, we couldn't grow enough of them. If you have never tried Mountain yellow, you should once, The flesh on the yellow is more frim than the red, Both are ease to grow, If I had to rate both form 1 to 10 each would get 9 or 10
mike glover

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