We are in search of a year that gives us the "right" amount of watermelons for a given year. Granted, we don't really know what that number might be. All we know is that everyone in our CSA might like at least one during a given season. And, we'd like to have some for ourselves and maybe some for events we hold at the end of Summer/beginning of Fall.
|Sweet Siberian (dark green), Ali Baba (light green), Mountain Yellow Sweet (dark green with light green stripes)|
We try to cover most of the production need with Sweet Siberian, which is a smaller (5-7 pound average) watermelon. It is a light yellow watermelon with a slightly grainy texture. The taste reminds me a little bit of a watermelon dipped in honey. As long as you aren't expecting the standard texture and taste and keep your mind open to it, this is one fantastic watermelon. Yes, it has seeds. It has lots of seeds. It's an open-pollinated watermelon. Seeds are natural. They kind of need them to reproduce, don'tcha know? After all, that's why you eat them outside - so you can have a seed spitting contest! Just avoid dribbling seeds on your chin. All of the cute girls (Tammy) will point and laugh at you... until she tries to spit a seed and the same thing happens to her! HA!
|Orangeglo - light green with dark green stripes|
|It was sitting in the field, just minding its own business.|
|Yes, it really IS orange inside. It is called Orangeglo, you know.|
|Well, at least someone is happy to have an Orangeglo watermelon!|
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