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Yellow Petite Watermelon

  • The Yellow Petite Watermelon, also known as the Yellow Baby Watermelon, is a type of watermelon that belongs to the Citrullus lanatus species. As the name suggests, the Yellow Petite Watermelon is small in size, typically weighing between 2 and 4 pounds. It has a round shape and a smooth, thin, light yellow skin with dark green stripes. The flesh is a pale yellow color and is very juicy with a sweet and refreshing flavor that is similar to traditional red watermelon, although it may have slightly less intense flavor.


    Yellow Petite Watermelons are a good source of vitamin C and potassium, and are low in calories, making them a healthy and refreshing snack option. 


    Days to maturity: 80

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Choose a suitable location: Yellow Petite Watermelons require a warm and sunny location to grow. They prefer well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. Choose a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Prepare the soil: Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and adding compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil quality. You can also add a balanced fertilizer to provide additional nutrients.

    • Plant the seeds: Plant the seeds directly into the soil after the danger of frost has passed. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep and 2-3 feet apart, with rows spaced 4-6 feet apart. Water the seeds thoroughly after planting.

    • Provide support: Yellow Petite Watermelon vines can grow up to 10 feet long, so provide support for the vines by using a trellis or fence. This will also help keep the fruit off the ground, reducing the risk of rot.

    • Water regularly: Water the plants regularly, providing 1-2 inches of water per week. Avoid getting the leaves wet to reduce the risk of disease.

    • Fertilize: Apply a balanced fertilizer every 3-4 weeks to provide additional nutrients to the plants.

    • Control pests and diseases: Monitor the plants for pests and diseases, and take appropriate measures to control them if necessary. Common pests that can affect watermelon plants include cucumber beetles and aphids.

    • Harvest: Yellow Petite Watermelons are ready to harvest when the skin turns from light green to a light yellow color, and the fruit gives slightly when pressed at the stem end. Cut the fruit from the vine using a sharp knife, leaving a small portion of the stem attached. Yellow Petite Watermelons will not continue to ripen after they are picked, so it's best to harvest them when they are fully ripe to ensure the best flavor and texture.

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