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Where can I buy locally grown yellow flesh watermelon?

Cece Nunn
StarNews
Yellow watermelon

Citrullus lanatus variety Baby Doll. (Photo courtesy of Seeds by Design)

Locally grown yellow flesh watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) was available earlier this summer at Holden Brothers Farm Market, 5600 Ocean Hwy. West, Shallotte [Map this], said grower Kelly Holden.

“They came and went early this year,” he said.

But Holden also said he might plant a few now as pollinators for the seedless watermelon he wants to grow later. Those would be available for purchase in late September or early October, Holden said.

Usually, the best time to catch them, if you can find a local farmer who grows them or visit Holden Brothers, is the last two weeks in June, said Holden, who’s been growing them for about 15 years.

The variety he grows are called Yellow Dolls. Yellow flesh watermelon “is described by some as having a sweeter, almost honey-like taste,” according to www.WhatAboutWatermelon.com.

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One Response to “ Where can I buy locally grown yellow flesh watermelon?”

  1. On July 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm michael wrote:

    Indigo Farms had some last week



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