The watermelons are really coming in now, as Ezekiel harvests his landrace crosses from the Grocery Row Gardens.
First, here’s a 13lb watermelon with some interesting coloration:
Note the orange in the rind, rather than pink:
This next melon appears to be a purebred Charleston Gray:
Here it is as Ezekiel brought it in from the garden. 25lbs!
Our next melon is a 20lb type of which we do not know the pedigree:
And then we have this little 7lb melon, which is almost certainly a cross from last year’s gardens:
This one was quite ripe, as you can see when you stick a knife in it.
CRACK! It opens up even before you start cutting.
Note the white seeds.
And finally, this larger yellow type, clocking in at a modest 11lbs:
There were hints of vanilla in one of those yellow melons, and in the other one, a strong resemblance to fresh cane juice.
The diversity of all these melons has been quite entertaining. We’re never sure what we’re going to get when we open one up.
If you’re interested in planting some of your own from these seed lines, you can get some of his seeds at the Good Gardens store.