Thursday, September 12, 2013
it is a mystery
Last summer my sister Lisa had an opportunity to have some watermelon with yellow flesh that a coworker brought to work. She said it was the best watermelon she had ever tasted and she saved the seeds hoping to grow some this year. I planted the seeds in the greenhouse this spring and when summer hit we planted the seedlings out in the "cornfield." Unfortunately I planted them next to a watermelon variety that has red flesh and i have been hoping to be able to tell them apart. So far all of my watermelons have been green and now I have this small yellow fruit where the yellow melons were planted.
It cut easily in half and there are lots of little tiny seeds and a softish flesh that smells kind of like a muskmelon and tastes just slightly more tart than a regular watermelon. There is not a lot of usable flesh once the seeds are removed. I wonder if the original yellow watermelon was one that was a hybrid and that the seeds grew a plant that resembles one of the parents from the cross. Whatever they are i have a lot of them. I wonder if they are something that should be eaten?