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GMman

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06-15-2010 11:01 PM

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Watermelon we get here at a fair price between $4 and $5 is the 1st of May now the ones we get in June this year only are of a pale pink and not very sweet.
Most come from Florida


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#1 posted 06-15-2010 11:30 PM

A lot of watermelons are grown if fields in my area.

Last year we had a driver of a watermelon bus (Converted school buses with the windows and above cut off and seats out to carry watermelons from the field to the wholesale buyer).

They stopped by the toy workshop and we gave the driver a cold bottle of water and they gave us about 20 watermelons. This kept up all summer long.

Why there were always some watermelons in the bottom of the bus after unloading, always caused me to wonder. They were not split or cracked.

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 12:21 AM

Watermelon is fruit of the Gods… except for Cantaloupes.

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 01:21 AM

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 02:33 AM

I read about a study of watermelon waste and it’s use to make ethanol for fuel. There maybe as much waste in a field of melons as there is some sold. Cracked and ugly melons that get left in the field. Any dear or critter put a tooth mark on a melon skin and it’s left to rot.

And when it’s time to get the field ready for a new crop, Cut everything down and prepare for a new crop.

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 02:34 AM

Quite a few melons are grown in my area they start showing up mid July or therbouts. There are a lot of watermelon stands along the street and roads.

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 03:14 AM

I think that you will find that the best and sweetest are “dry land” farmed. The tasteless and pink are the irrigated ones. Rand

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