Yellow Baby Doll Watermelon
Days to Full Maturity: 75 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 10
Yellow Baby Doll Watermelon is an icebox watermelon which means it is typically smaller than most watermelons weighing between 6-15 lbs. When ripe, the yellow flesh is very sweet and quite crisp and stands up well to transportation or storage.
How to grow:
In cool climates, start watermelon seeds indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant 3 seeds 1/4″ deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8′ space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, plant 6-8′ of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Heirloom Moon and Stars watermelon seeds should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil. As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds, conserve moisture, and protect the melons from soil contact. Companion plants include corn, morning glories, okra, and sunflowers. Do not plant watermelons with potatoes.