We picked the second watermelon of the season from Ezekiel’s landrace watermelon project.
When I cut it open, he went, “Oh shoot…” as it fell in half. The inside was pink and white, and looked unripe – though the melon had appeared finished in the field.
Then we tasted it, and it was sweet and delicious.
Apparently, this particular melon is just pink!
The flavor is mild and sweet, getting more tart towards the thick rind. Very refreshing.
The seeds are large and white, with the occasional dark seed mixed in. I wish we had taken a picture of the exterior, but we forgot to do so. It looked like a classic, oval melon, and clocked in at 15lbs.
It looked rather like this melon:
Looks like it’ll be an interesting year as we see what has happened with our various crosses. I’m curious to see if we get any more orange melons.