Few things are more refreshing on a hot summer day than the fresh, juicy fruit of garden watermelon. Local watermelon can be served freshly cut into small balls, sliced thinly or in large chunks, or added to fruit salads, juice sorbets, smoothies, purees, cocktails or infused in spirits. When used in different colorful varieties, summer melon dishes can delight the eye as well as our taste buds. Next, the yellow skin watermelon seeds supplier will share them with you.
Yellow watermelon can be used with or instead of pink and red watermelon for a summer snack or cocktail. You may like to plant a yellow scarlet watermelon plant or two this summer if you want to be adventurous in your garden and kitchen.
By all means, yellow watermelons are not a new hybrid fad. In fact, watermelon varieties with white or yellow flesh have been around longer than watermelons with pink or red flesh. Yellow watermelons are thought to have originated in South Africa, but their extensive farming history is so long ago that their exact native range is unclear. Today, the most common variety of yellow watermelon is the heirloom plant Yellow Crimson.
Yellow Crimson watermelon is very similar to the popular red variety Crimson watermelon. Yellow Crimson bears medium to large 20-pound fruit with a hard, dark green, striped rind and sweet, juicy yellow flesh inside. The seeds are large and dark. Yellow Crimson Watermelon plants grow to about 6-12 inches (12-30 cm) tall, but will spread about 5-6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 m.).
When planting yellow crimson watermelons, plant them in a sunny spot in good garden soil. Watermelons and other melons located in poorly drained soil or in areas with little sunlight are susceptible to many fungal problems.
In order to produce watermelons with the fewest seeds and the shortest ripening time, the flavor is sometimes pushed aside. This is not the case with yellow watermelon plants. Despite the fact that yellow watermelons often have seeds, the flavor is not affected in any way. In fact, many watermelon connoisseurs believe that yellow watermelons produce fruit with a superior flavor to the standard red variety.
Visually, the fruits look indistinguishable from the red types: they are light green with dark green stripes, and the plants have the same light leaves. Some yellow watermelon plants produce large fruit, weighing between 20 and 40 pounds, perfect for sharing at a picnic or party, while others produce smaller 6-pound fruits. These plants are vigorous and grow best in areas with long, hot summers. Plant yellow and red watermelon vines in the same garden.
Watermelons should be planted from seed in your spring garden after the soil warms up. They take 70 to 100 days to grow the fruit for harvest, depending on the variety.