Imagine biting into an apple and discovering the inside is blue. Or cutting into an orange and seeing a nice shade of green. It might freak you out a little bit, right? Maybe make you think twice about eating it? That’s what the Yellow Flesh watermelon is like. The normally pinkish-red flesh … [Read more...]
HAPPY NATIONAL WATERMELON MONTH!
It seems I got so caught up in all the 4th of July festivities and nice weather that I forgot to wish everyone a happy National Watermelon Month. Who knew July was National Watermelon Month? Not me until a few weeks ago, but I sure am glad I discovered that nugget of knowledge because it gives me … [Read more...]
HOW (AND WHY) SQUARE WATERMELONS ARE MADE
Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: It doesn’t matter what shape the watermelon is, it’s what’s inside that matters. That said, you have to admit there’s something cool about watermelons that defy convention by assuming different shapes. Last month, I talked about Japanese farmers … [Read more...]
DID YOU KNOW: WATERMELONS ARE THE CHEAPEST PRODUCE?
It’s true. Pound-for-pound, watermelons are one of the cheapest fruits or veggies you can buy. That’s even true if you take away the rind. Yep, still way more affordable than anything else. Like most produce, prices vary depending the season, but you can usually pick up a watermelon for much less … [Read more...]
SEEDLESS WATERMELONS 101
Some people dislike watermelon seeds, but most people don’t mind them. I actually sort of like them. I’ve mentioned before that I used to spit them at my brother. I still do on those rare occasions when we’re together and watermelon is involved. I also like squeezing the seeds between my thumb and … [Read more...]
HOW TO MAKE A WATERMELON BASKET
I sat down the other day and, just for the heck of it I attempted to carve a watermelon basket. I’d seen them before, cut so intricately and carrying a bounty of cubed watermelon and other fruits, and I’m happy to report, it turned out better than I thought. Here’s a step-by-step guide with photos I … [Read more...]
HOW TO GROW THE WORLD’S LARGEST WATERMELON
Last month, I posted a video of the world’s largest watermelon being harvested. It made me think I’d like to put my green(ish) thumb to the test by growing my own record breaker. So I did some research. Turns out, growing a world record watermelon like the current record holder above isn’t easy. … [Read more...]
FEATURED PHOTO: STUNNING DELICIOUSNESS
I can’t tell if there’s some creative PhotoShop editing at work in this image, but it looks stunning. Easily one of the best watermelon photos I’ve ever seen, which is why I’ll shut up now and let the picture do the talking. … [Read more...]
WATERMELON FOOD SAFETY
Believe it or not, there’s never been a case of food-borne illness related to the watermelon itself. It’s true. In the very few instances in which people got sick after eating watermelon, it was because they either cut the watermelon with a contaminated knife or they didn’t handle the watermelon … [Read more...]
HAVE A HEART!
File this one under “awesome” and “I want one now!” Japanese farmers have been experimenting with growing watermelon in shapes other than the traditional round or oblong shapes we’re used to seeing (case in point, the square watermelon and pyramid watermelon). Now they’ve taken it one step … [Read more...]