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Watermelon

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TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby chefshawn » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Original or Seedless?

why or why not?

(i hope to bring back a few of our classic debates for future "TAKE A STAND" topics.)
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby LucyLu » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:05 pm

Seedless, for sure.

But only because that's what they usually have at my markets of choice.

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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby JeanC » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:07 pm

Yes to both and it depends :D If I am outside just noshing on watermelon, I want the seeded ones since spitting the seeds is half the fun of watermelons. Now if I am inside serving it to say my mom or other guests, then seedless.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby SingingWillow » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:34 pm

I don't care, as long as it's sweet! :D

Ok.... if forced to choose, I'd rather have seedless.
Easier to prep for salads.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Chef Mongo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:41 pm

I have yet to find a seedless watermelon that's anywhere close to as sweet as a seeded one.

Besides, teaching Quinn how to spit watermelon seeds is one of my chief plans for the summer!
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby tj » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Original, thanks. Better flavor.

The seedless ones taste watery to me.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby ghenne » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:00 pm

I'll eat them either way, but I have found the seedless ones don't taste as sweet.

The sweetest watermelon I ever ate was a yellow watermelon. I've been on the search for another one ever since.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby chefshawn » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:46 pm

i've never had a side-by-side comparison, and such a test would cost me $11+ at my local market. it may be worth a try, though, sometime.

i prefer seeded for fun, though, and though a little salt is good, i especially prefer a sprinkle of mexican "tajin" spice!
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby aslansavz » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:57 pm

I prefer seeded because they just seem to taste better.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby bigchz » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:20 pm

ghenne wrote:The sweetest watermelon I ever ate was a yellow watermelon.


+1

Our local mega-mart sells yellow watermelon but, mostly in the summer months. I havn't seen any yet but, it is only the first day of summer. :dance:
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby okbye » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:50 pm

It's been so long since I've had a seeded watermelon I don't remember the difference.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Butterbean » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:55 pm

Chef Mongo wrote:I have yet to find a seedless watermelon that's anywhere close to as sweet as a seeded one.

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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Jay von » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:18 pm

Indoors - seedless
Outdoors - seedful

Explination should be obvious.

ETA: Hadn't read the other replies yet. So, I could have just gone with what JeanC said.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby carla » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Mom & I were discussing this recently. It's hard to find a seeded watermelon around here.

I said that watermelon now seemed to be like corn: So hybrid (hybred?) that they're ALL very sweet.

Seedless is convenient, but I wholly agree with Mongo about the outdoors and little (& big!) kids. Seed spitting is fun!
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Marz Epan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:05 pm

I think spitting the seeds out is half the fun of watermelon.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Kristina » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:20 pm

I don't care for watermelon, the flavor nor the texture.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Norm357 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:40 pm

Don't care. I will eat either.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby DanC » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:49 am

either one's gonna make me burp, but I can believe seeded ones are sweeter, so I'll go there.

Our vine has been fruitless so far.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Kamidanshir » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 pm

Kristina wrote:I don't care for watermelon, the flavor nor the texture.


+1

I would say melons in general are about my least favorite fruit "genre", and watermelons are the worst of the bunch.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby BonBon » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:32 pm

Seedless and salted please.

I have had plenty of seed spittin' days behind me, now I like the ease of seedless.

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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Chef Mongo » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:28 pm

DanC wrote:either one's gonna make me burp, but I can believe seeded ones are sweeter, so I'll go there.

Our vine has been fruitless so far.


Brother, if you can't grow watermelons in Katy, there's somethin' wrong with your garden. :)
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Grovite » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:53 am

Seeds. I love a nice, chilled Black Diamond watermelon with a little salt.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby zoomzoom » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:42 pm

Seeded please.

Well iced and injected with a nice smooth vodka.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby sadiedog » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:34 pm

Either one I suppose but I prefer seeded.

And +1 to BonBon - just a little bit of salt please.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Champagne Charlie » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:36 pm

I love the little Sugar Babies! They are sweet as their name implies and no seeds to get in the way. Or to torture your cat with.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Chef Mongo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pm

zoomzoom wrote:Seeded please.

Well iced and injected with a nice smooth vodka.



Ah, high school football games ...

Oranges worked well, too.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Sharona » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:23 pm

I don't particularly like watermelon. It's not YUK, it's just never been something I really really wanted.

Except the little small ones my grandfather raised. They were seeded, super sweet and delish, and we kids would be allowed to pick our own and have it all to ourselves ... the hard part was waiting for it to chill in the fridge. We never managed to wait that long :)

I've planted them a couple of times since. I don't remember what the variety was, something heirloomish passed on by a SeedSavers friend, but wow they were good.

In fall, I dug a hole about a foot deep and couple of feet long/wide, filled it with horse manure & stable sweeping, soaked it with the hose, and shoveled the soil back on top. Ignored the resulting mound until spring ground-prep, by which time it had packed back down ... grab the shovel & break it up, mix a bit, soaked it with the hose again, and planted half a dozen of the heirloom icebox melon seeds. Best melons *evah* since my childhood. I didn't do any kind of fertilizing since it already had a very nitrogen-rich soil from the decomposed manure/alfalfa hay sweepings combination.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby Myrealana » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:16 am

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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby chefshawn » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:23 pm

by popular demand, i've moved this thread back to general chat, until it falls to the page 2 abyss.
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Re: TAKE A STAND: Round 1 - Watermelon

Postby ItsNotBurned » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:24 pm

Vodka'd or Salted but not both... and I agree spitting seeds is part of the fun.
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