General information

Yellow watermelon: description of the berries and the rules of its cultivation

Yellow watermelon is no longer considered a wonder and is increasingly found in the open spaces of many countries. The upper shell of such a berry is not at all different from the usual red analog. But in the middle, the flesh has a bright yellow color, and the number of seeds is several times less than in red watermelon.

There are two forms of berries. The first one is round and is displayed in Italy, and the second one is found in the cities of Thailand and is an oval.

In the CIS countries, they also began to grow similar berries, only because of crossing with other plants, they have a specific, but pleasant taste of mango or lemon.

Basically, on the peel of yellow watermelons, there are much fewer stripes than on red, and the color is much darker.

The benefits of yellow watermelon

For a start, it is worth noting that such a berry is very useful because it has a low sugar content, which makes it safe to eat, even for people with diabetes.

Also, the active components that are contained in watermelon, a beneficial effect on the state of vision and strengthen the immune system.

Yellow watermelon is saturated with iron, so it should be used by people with blood disorders, especially with anemia.

Thanks to calcium, this berry has a strengthening effect on the structure of the hair follicles and the nail plate.

Yellow watermelon, provokes cleansing of the digestive system and stops the putrefactive processes in the intestine.

Still, watermelon is considered a low-calorie product, therefore it is widely used in many diets.

Common varieties

Initially, yellow watermelons were bred in such a way that they could grow only under certain climatic conditions, and did not take root in the northern countries.

In the course of many breeding works, new improved species were developed that can be grown in almost all countries of the world.

The main varieties include:

    Yellow Dragon His homeland is Thailand. It has a rounded shape, with slightly elongated endings. The flesh is very sweet, the taste, like honey. The skin is thin and dark in color. On average, watermelon ripens in 60 days and grows to five kilograms.

Features of growing and care

In the CIS countries, yellow watermelon can be grown only in greenhouse conditions. If you use greenhouses with regular heating, then you can harvest throughout the year.