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Post  elliephant on 7/6/2012, 12:06 pm





The one with a yellow rind and pink flesh is a Golden Midget that unfortunately got picked too soon. There was another one that grew at the same time and it got cracked open and bugs got to it, so I harvested this one without examining it closely enough. I grew Golden Midget last summer too and am not hugely impressed.

The other one is Yellow Doll. It looks like a normal watermelon on the outside and I couldn't remember what I'd planted where, so I was quite surprised when I cut it open. Had to look through my seed packets to see what it was. I got it from the Sample Seed Shop and it's an F1 Hybrid. SO GOOD! Very sweet and the kids stood there and ate the whole thing up as fast as I could cut it and get the seeds out. This is definitely going to be a keeper in our garden and I will devote more space to it next year. I will also hand pollinate to see if I can increase our yields, now that it was such a hit.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/6/2012, 1:12 pm

The last pictures says it all

Beautiful watermelon!!

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Re: We've got (yellow!) watermelon!

Post  camprn on 7/6/2012, 2:03 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:The last pictures says it all

Beautiful watermelon!!
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Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/6/2012, 5:13 pm

yummy looking!!! Smile I should go find a spot for our watermelon seeds and see if I can get any to start growing.... or just wait til next year...
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Post  landarch on 7/6/2012, 5:36 pm

nice...I'd be smiling too.
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Re: We've got (yellow!) watermelon!

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/6/2012, 7:49 pm

I have never seen a yellow watermelon! It is amazing! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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Post  Ericka2385 on 7/7/2012, 9:08 am

@lonewolfrissy wrote:yummy looking!!! Smile I should go find a spot for our watermelon seeds and see if I can get any to start growing.... or just wait til next year...

I was racking my brain trying to find a 'spot' in the garden for watermelon. My boyfriend told me to just grow it in a pot on the side of the house, then it could sprawl and take up all the space in the lawn it wanted without me sacrificing anything I wanted in the garden. I think we're going to do the same thing with the large pumpkins I couldn't find a spot for...
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Re: We've got (yellow!) watermelon!

Post  cheyannarach on 7/7/2012, 11:37 am

Looks delicious! I have a short watermelon season here so I am trying my hand at sweet babies!! I hope they turn out as good as that one!!!
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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/7/2012, 11:59 am

That is the 1st yellow watermelon I have ever seen and looks delicious!
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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/8/2012, 1:29 am

Congrats!!.....how exciting for you and the kids smiles

love the pic with the juice running down her chin Very Happy

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Post  walshevak on 7/8/2012, 10:44 pm



refused to leave town without at least trying one of the watermelons. Plucked the biggest one this morning and shared with my friends in No. VA. this evening.

It was actually ripe and very sweet.

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Re: We've got (yellow!) watermelon!

Post  Garrett on 7/12/2012, 8:40 am

Great pics everybody!

Ellie, I was considering putting in some Yellow Dolls next year and after reading your, I`m sold on `em...they should compliment my Sugar Babies....Thanks!

Kay, love the hanging melons!

I got a late start but mine are starting to take off.....

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Post  gregrenee88 on 7/12/2012, 2:43 pm

Garrett - That is exactly the size babies we have. I didn't think they were even getting pollinated but the bees have been busy these last few days. And I've also discovered cantaloupe babies too! Woohoo rock on
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Post  MasonGarden on 7/12/2012, 4:58 pm

Adorable picture Kay! It is clear from your daughter's face that Yellow Dolls are one tasty watermelon! clap I've never heard of Yellow Dolls, but I'll definitely consider adding them to my SFG next year along with my Sugar Babies. I planted four Sugar Babies on June 3 and here they today. There are a bunch of little babies, but these three seem to have gotten a jump start!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/12/2012, 8:47 pm

Kay and Mason those are sure beautiful watermelons and great slings! I am so impressed and envious, lol! Garrett your watermelon is still ahead of mine, I don't have blossoms yet but they are growing well. Good luck all of you!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/12/2012, 8:50 pm

Oops, I almost forgot Renee', woo hoo on the babies! Smile
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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/12/2012, 8:54 pm

Everyone's watermelon babies look wonderful!
I am growing sugar baby watermelons this year and I have several babies in slings. The pic below of my 1st watermelon.

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Post  songstriss on 7/12/2012, 9:04 pm

Really cool! I love the whole idea of the slings. Never saw a yellow watermelon either. Good Job! okay
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