Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Low-Down on Watermelon

Granddaughter Esther Enjoying
a Big Slice of Cold Watermelon
July 2017
I love watermelon! 🍉

When I was a child I can remember our family getting those great big Black Diamond watermelons! Those things were HUGE!!! I've heard them described as 'the king' of the garden and have read that they can weigh up to 50 pounds a piece!!! Wow! 😲

Black Diamonds were so sweet and juicy! And, even though my mom didn't like it, I became quite an expert at spitting watermelon seeds! The problem is, I don't see too many Black Diamonds around anymore. (Actually...I don't see ANY!) 😞

Now days the only watermelons I can find are small, round, and seedless. They're definitely not the watermelons that my cousins and I enjoyed as children.

But...watermelon is watermelon, I suppose, and what we've got available is what we've are some tips for those of you, who like me, enjoy having watermelons around in the summertime...

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🍉 When buying a watermelon, pick it up. Big or small a watermelon should be heavy for it's size.

🍉 Check for ripeness by looking for a buttery yellow underside. Avoid melons with soft spots or bruises. Depending on the variety, the color of the rind may vary from deep emerald green to grayish green to various shades of green with stripes.

🍉 Before buying a watermelon, give it a thump on its underbelly. Ripe watermelons have a deep hollow sound; under-ripe or over-ripe melons will sound dull.

🍉 Uncut watermelons can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

🍉 Keep fresh-cut watermelon in an airtight container.

🍉 Don't chop watermelon too finely or it will lose it's texture and turn mushy.

🍉 Did you know that eating watermelon improves cardiovascular health, soothes the tummy, reduces blood pressure, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, treats kidney stones and acne, and cures constipation? Read more about the health benefits of watermelon, find fun ways to serve watermelon this summer, and get a free recipe for fresh fruit popsicles by clicking here.

🍉 How about trying watermelon s'mores? To find out more, click here

Watermelon S'mores

Post Image🍉 This Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet is ready in minutes and is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. For the recipe click here.

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet
🍉 For a whole host of other yummy watermelon recipes check out this page on

Granddaughter Mercy Enjoying
a Big Slice of Cold Watermelon
July 2017
Until next time...


  1. Now I am ready to go buy a watermelon. I wonder how much sugar they have? Your sunflower background is so cheerful!

    1. LOL! I've got one for tomorrow. Am going to grab a bag of ice on my way home from work today and bury the watermelon in it. I'm not sure about the sugar content, but I imagine that it's pretty high. And, thanks! Those are sunflowers that we grew last year just outside our back porch. Sunflowers make me happy! <3 Have a blessed 4th of July, Susan, and thanks for dropping by! :)


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