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Royal Golden Watermelon (10 seeds) (WM160) $2.25
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Royal Golden Watermelon

         
 
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The most beautiful watermelon we carry; the rind of this heirloom turns brilliant golden-yellow when ripe! The distinctive color makes it a snap to know when to harvest and is so beautiful in your garden. The tasty pinkish-red flesh is sweet, crisp and refreshing. This variety is much larger than 'Golden Midget', with fruit weighing 8-25 lbs. We are so happy to offer seed for this great old melon that used to be offered by Willhite Seed of Poolville, Texas, until they discontinued it from their catalog in the 1970s and it almost became extinct.

 
Royal Golden Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

60.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ainokea
Location:
Goldendale, WA
Date:
September 22, 2013
          4.0
 
Sweet but tempermental
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? sweet flavor

What are the cons? hard to grow

Review:

I have to agree with the other reviews about the difficulty in starting these seeds. I live in PNW, sowed this seed early May, took 9 days to emerge. Transplanted outdoors early June. Leaves looked yellow, found out this was normal. Plants struggled to grow, 2 out of 6 plants died. My husband overwatered the plants when the fruit set and one melon rotted. We backed off watering once the next melon on the vine ripened. We were rewarded with the sweetest tasting watermelon we have ever grown even though we did not wait for it to turn pure yellow like the picture in your catalog. It had numerous large seeds in the cavity of the melon which would be great for a watermelon spitting contest! Not sure if I want to go through the process of planting this variety due to its tempermental growing pattern. Out of 4 plants, we harvested 8 melons!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mars
Location:
Joshua, TX
Date:
July 31, 2013
          4.0
 
Beautiful Melon
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Melon

What are the cons? Vine Declines when yellow

Review:

Just ate a 25lb Golden Yellow watermelon. I have deep sandy loam, so watermelons do well here. Planted two plants, have about 6 melons that are maturing. The vine does turn yellow as the fruit matures.I use Miracle Grow with a few drops of Super Thrive. This really makes the plants take off.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gulfie
Date:
July 13, 2012
          4.0
 
Decent
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I'll second "hard to get started" It took 2 of those 10 seed packs to get 5 hills started (replanted once). The taste was good and well liked by all. Insect resistance was good except for losing one hill to mole crickets. They did well to stay alive in our June weather, bad drought and blazing hot. Undecided if I'll replant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
proud gardener
Date:
November 10, 2010
          5.0
 
royal golden melon
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

grew royal golden first time 2010. melon very tempermental to get seedlings started. however, i prevailed. average weight 25lbs to 30lbs,grown in very hot dry southern climate. excellent taste. must eat quickly,melon does not store well. will replant 2011!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
November 17, 2009
          5.0
 
Best Watermelons We Have Ever Grown.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I decided to try Royal Golden this past season(2009). Glad I did... as we will be planting this watermelon for the 2010 season. I have tried other types, even smaller varieties, and they didn't grow as well. The vines got to around 6 ft in length(if not longer), and the leaves and vines get a mottled-yellow look(green/yellow). This , I have found out, is normal, for this plant. I noticed it took about 85-88 days for the watermelons to reach maturity, to be ready to pick. I started my plants, from seed, in May, and had watermelons in Mid-Late September( 120-140 days...total, for plant growth, and watermelons to grow to maturity). The three that we did get had ranged from (guessing here)7-10 lbs. They were about 8- 10 inches in across, and same for height. The rind is somewhat thick(I forgot the exact measurements... but the rin was over 1/2 an inch thick). Very good watermelon. A good sweet flavor,crisp flesh, and just an overall excellent(to myself/spouse) tasting watermelon. It was easy to tell when to pick...as they turn yellow/orange, like a pumpkin. I did notice one thing... for a slightly sweeter watermelon... wait for the rind to get a good darker orange color, vs more yellow-orange. I picked two that were more yellow, than orange... and they were good... but the last one, I waited about 6-7 more days....(to nearly 90 days, iirc)..to pick the watermelon, and it was a lot sweeter. So, 85-88 days is a good time frame for these watermelons to mature.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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