Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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.