Golden Midget Watermelon Review by Colchester, CT
These seeds were purchased at the Comstock Ferre store in Wethersfield, Conn. This variety produces vigorous, healthy and abundant vines but not overwhelmingly so, allowing gardeners with limited space or other vegetables nearby to still try this variety. The vines have produced thier flowers quite early compared to other varieties. .
(Posted on 7/12/12)
Golden Midget Watermelon *Update* Review by Colchester, CT
Abundant vines produced 4-5 watermelons slightly larger than a football on each plant. Melons turn completely yellow when they are ready to be picked and the vines remained quite healthy and free of disease. Flesh is a nice light salmon color and of a good texture. A few tips to get the most out of the Golden Midget variety:
1. Wait until the melons have completely turned a solid yellow before picking. Cut open a trial melon and examine the rind. If there is more than 1/4 inch from the flesh to the end of the rind, or if the seeds are not completely black, allow to ripen on the vine for more time.
2. Golden Midget watermelons might be the smallest variety offered by Comstock Ferre and Baker Creek but these vines are still heavy feeders and respond well to compost teas and worm casting teas when leaves begin to look yellow.
3. Avoid watering this variety two weeks prior to harvesting to enhance the sugar content and give the flesh a nice rose color.
4. Can be a bit seedy in smaller watermelons but in larger 3-4 pound watermelons the seeds are dispersed enough to make a unique personal sized watermelon. .
(Posted on 9/16/12)