|'Yellow Doll' is generally ready for harvest 80 days after sowing. Melons are 5-8 pounds with a light green rind and green longitudinal striping. Very early melon, good for areas with short seasons. Flesh is light yellow, watery and sweet. Watermelons generally do best in warm climates. Cool weather will not produce good fruits, but some of the adversity of cool weather can be overcome by starting seeds early indoors, and transplanting them out at the height of summer. Plastic groundcovers are highly recommended to increase soil temperature in the spring, and rowcovers will help the crop ripen in the fall.