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When are juicy watermelons in season? How about heirloom watermelons?

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When are juicy watermelons in season? How about heirloom watermelons?

duckdown | Jun 1, 2010 12:39 PM

Hey all, just a quick question, we are huge watermelon fans in this house but it seems 9 out of 10 supermarket melons are dry and gritty and don't have the wonderful fresh watermelon taste. Or the texture is off.. rubbery, slimy, etc.

Picking out a "good watermelon" seems to be a crap shoot at best, with people claiming "knocking on the watermelon" or "pressing your nails into the rind" is a way to determine ripeness.. I call bulls**t.

Anyone know when locally grown watermelons are available? Or how about heirloom watermelons, like Orangeglo watermelons, or yellow watermelons, or purple?

They are one of the most refreshing fruits out there but surprisingly difficult to get your hands on a good one these days

Thanks in advance!

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