Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon
Introduced into the 1991 Yearbook by Dr. Larry Woods from Georgia. His seed source grew this variety since the 1950s. Oblong 20-35 pound fruits with dark and light green stripes. Extra firm deep yellow flesh and black seeds. Quite productive, very high sugar content.
- 95-100 days
- Oblong fruits grow to 20-35 pounds
- Extra firm, deep yellow flesh and black seeds
- Rinds are dark green with light green stripes
- Very high sugar content
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Nothing compares to the experience of eating fresh watermelon slices on a warm summer day. Watermelon flesh can also be used for cold soups with citrus or in salads with arugula and feta cheese.
To make a refreshing watermelon granita, or frozen ice, blend 4 cups of watermelon flesh that has been cubed and seeded with 1/4 cup of sugar and juice from half of a lime. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and freeze for 1-3 hours. You can then scrape the ice with a fork and serve with mint or basil.
Some people pickle the rinds of watermelons with cider vinegar and pickling spices or with a combination of sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. These pickles are a great addition to appetizer trays at parties.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.
- Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Average at best
by The Chef
This watermelon like alot of orange watermelons realy isnt anything special. Average at best it tastes alot like the red variety you get in the store.
by Mike G
For my money and for my area the best tasting and the juiciest Watermelons are Sweet Mountain yellow and red Jubilee watermelons.
Each of these watermelons were picked after trying about 12 to 15 different varieties, I went by the taste / how it grew for my area / sweetness, plus I got other people’s opinions (about 10) on taste and sweetness. Hands down, sweet Mountain yellow and Jubilee won.
Half our garden space is for growing watermelon, out of everything we grow the biggest demand is for our watermelons we just can’t grow enough of them, both varieties have grown over 41 lbs. and the yellow has grown over 43 lbs.
If you’re looking for good watermelons seeds, both of these I would highly recommend. Just remember soil prep is so important. Melons take a lot of Nitrogen.