An Overview of Yellow Watermelon
Yellow King Beauty Watermelon is a type of watermelon that has gained popularity in recent years for its unique flavor and health benefits. It is a Japanese variety of watermelon that is yellow on the outside and pink on the inside. It gets its name from the Japanese word "ougon," which means "golden," and "king," which refers to its size and reputation.
More to love in Yellow King Beauty Watermelon:
- One of the unique features of the Yellow King Beauty Watermelon is its thin rind, which is edible and has a slightly bitter taste.
- This makes it a popular ingredient in salads and smoothies.
- It is also often used as a decorative fruit due to its vibrant yellow color.
Benefits of Yellow Watermelon
The Yellow King Beauty Watermelon is known for its high sugar content and crisp texture, making it a popular fruit in Japan and other parts of Asia. It is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C, essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and eyesight. Some people even use the juice of the Yellow King Beauty Watermelon as a natural skin toner.
How to Sow Seeds and Care for Yellow Watermelon
Yellow King Beauty Watermelon needs full sun to grow, so choose a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil should be well-draining and rich in organic matter. Amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure before planting to improve fertility and drainage.
Plant seeds directly into the soil when the temperature has warmed to at least 65°F (18°C). Sow the seeds 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep and space them about 3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 m) apart in rows that are at least 5 feet (1.5 m) apart. Water the plants regularly, giving them about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water per week.
It's important not to let the soil dry out completely but not overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Apply a balanced fertilizer when the plants start to grow and continue to fertilize every 2-3 weeks throughout the growing season. Yellow King Beauty Watermelon can be vulnerable to pests like cucumber beetles and squash bugs.
Control these pests with natural methods like handpicking or spraying with neem oil and water. The Yellow King Beauty Watermelon is ready to harvest when the fruit turns a deep golden yellow color, and the stem begins to dry out. Cut the fruit from the vine with a sharp knife or pruners, leaving a short stem attached.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus
- Common Name: Yellow King Beauty Watermelon
- Season: Summer
- Feature: High sugar content
- Soil Type: Well-draining
- More: Rich in antioxidants
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Order: Cucurbitales
- Family: Cucurbitaceae
- Subfamily: None (Cucurbitaceae is a monogeneric family)
- Genus: Citrullus
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