Seasonality

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Varieties

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watermelon pile
Watermelon growing
Watermelon growing
Watermelon radish 😉

Varieties we grow and love:

Crimson Sweet – Oblong, striped, red flesh with seeds
Sugar Baby- round, black, red flesh with seeds

Yellow Doll- roundish, striped, yellow flesh with seeds

Storage

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As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.

Watermelon keep for weeks in the refrigerator. We harvest them ripe, and yes, they will keep easily on the counter too, but if it is really hot, or they are really ripe, they can start to spoil. Certainly if you have cut the melon open, it must be wrapped and refrigerated.

Culinary Info

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– can be enjoyed in:

  • naturally perfect raw, right off the rind
  • fruit salads
  • drinks

Tips for preparing:

MOST of our watermelons have seeds. You can avoid some of them if you cut both ends off the melon, then make cuts about 3-4″ through the rind, the long way, along the paler green line, if you remove this long wedge, you can scrape off the seeds. then you can cut the long wedge crosswise to have smaller triangles way to eat and manage.

 

Also check out these great recipes:

Enjoy cubed watermelon drizzled with balsamic and mint!
Puree and enjoy with seltzer of lemonade

I’ll try to get some of my salad recipes up here 🙂