Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Watermelon dud

Ever seen a watermelon this pale?

No, it isn't a new variety, just a regular seeded melon that was picked way too soon.  The texture was excellent, cool and crisp -- but it tasted of water, not of melon.

This is the first time I've ever encountered a totally unripe melon in decades of consumption.  But after we suffered through a week without watermelon, at the next market day the farmer gave us a free replacement.  She had no clue as to why the melon was unripe.  The new one is fine -- a happy ending.

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