The earliest watermelon that we offer and we think the best tasting too. Well adapted to short growing areas. Delicious 2-3 pound rounded watermelons will actually fit in your refrigerator. One of the sweetest of all watermelons, edible right down to the rind.
Petite Yellow Watermelon History
The earliest watermelon that we offer and we think the best tasting too. Well adapted to short growing areas. Delicious 2-3 pound rounded watermelons will actually fit in your refrigerator. One of the sweetest of all watermelons, edible right down to the rind. Super thin ring, has a tendency to crack when ripe or when you try to cut the fruits. Some see this as a draw-back, but we won’t let that dampen our enthusiasm for this variety. For home use or for very carefully packed in straw and hand carried to market.
Growing Petite Yellow Watermelon Seeds
In cool climates with short growing seasons, start seeds indoors 2 to 3 weeks before your last frost date. Plan to transplant seedlings into the garden about 2 weeks after that date. In warmer climates with long growing seasons, sow seeds directly outdoors 1 to 2 weeks after your last frost date, as long as the soil temperature has warmed to at least 70°F (21°C). Warmer soil helps prevent poor germination. Sow seeds ½ to 1 inch deep outdoors or ¼ to ½ inch deep in seed-starting pots indoors.
Preserving And Storing Watermelon Petite Yellow
Whether it is for smoothies, or making a puree for your baby, you can be prepared to serve this fruit in winter by freezing it. You will just need few simple things which are probably stored somewhere in your kitchen, and you are all set to freeze those delicious watermelons.
Petite Yellow Recipe
You don’t need an expert to tell you that watermelon is just about the most refreshing thing you could possibly eat in the middle of summer. Luckily, there are many worthy and refreshing things to do with watermelon that are somewhere between simple slicing and full-blown cooking.
Watermelon is low in calories and fiber and consists mostly of water and simple sugars. It also contains FODMAPs, which cause digestive problems in some people. It is a good source of vitamin C and contains decent amounts of potassium, copper, vitamin B5, and vitamin A (from beta carotene). Allergy to watermelons is rare but does exist. This fruit also contains FODMAPs, which may cause unpleasant digestive symptoms.
Other Melon Varieties Worth Checking Out
Crimson Sweet Watermelon is very popular, a great choice for the home garden. All American Selections winner from 1964 and still going strong. Light green rinds with dark green stripes, firm and fine textured red flesh. Juicy and flavorful, this one won’t last long in the fridge. Typically grows 20-25 pounds.
Alibaba is an heirloom watermelon from Iraq. Large 15-25 pound fruits are oblong with an excellent sweet flavor. The hard, light green rind makes it a good candidate for shipping, storing and farmers’ markets.