Golden Midget Watermelon(Citrullus lanatus) The first watermelon to ripen in our fields at 65 -70 days. A really nice little watermelon, with golden-yellow rind and salmon pink flesh. Turns yellow when ripe and ready to enjoy the sweetness of this powerful 3 pound gem. Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger at the University of New Hampshire in 1959. Golden Midget is the result of a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind.