One of my favorite foods on earth is a sweet delicious red watermelon. This year, the ones I bought were terrible. I bought about 5 seedless ones-(all from different places) since Memorial Day and they were not sweet, had soft spots, and a rancid taste. I just bought a huge seeded one and have to dump it after eating a few pieces. It too was rancid and soft and slimy around the seed area. Did anyone else notice that this is a bad year to buy watermelon ? Are there good ones out there? I am now starting to give up hope and losing my taste for them altogether.
Hey LTilton! You're in my zone. Which melon is that? And any others that do well for you? I finally have space and would like to give them a try next year. Did some little cantaloupes this year and found one I really like. So watermelons are next! TIA!
I suspect if you had rapped on those melons, they would have gone "thunk" rather than ping! They had probably been picked quite a while before being sold! And if it was rancid, probably wasn't even ripe when picked. One article I read about watermelons was that the pickers are one of the higher paid "vegetable" pickers due to the difficulty in selecting ripe ones. Course most of my books are kinda old so cheaper laborers has probably kicked into this process too!