Friday, June 26, 2009

Is There Something Wrong With The Watermelon?

I'm not that much of a fruit eater, but I absolutely LOVE watermelon. I would probably make myself sick on it if it were a fruit available year-round. One of the great things about Egypt is that there is always a big variety of fresh fruit easily available. What I mean about "easily available" is that you don't even have to go to the market or the grocery store to buy fruit. There is usually a fresh fruit stand within walking distance from any apartment you might live in, but I will post on these in the future.

My post today has to do with some watermelon I bought recently. I was really craving watermelon. It was the first one I bought this summer. I brought it home and put it in the refrigerator to let it cool down a little. Then, that evening, with mouth watering, I cut it in half, and to my surprise it just didn't look quite normal. It was YELLOW inside. It wasn't pink like every other watermelon I have had in my life. I asked Tim if there might be something wrong with it. I can't remember his exact answer, but I think he said he had heard of yellow watermelon before. Well, being the skeptic I am, I immediately went to the internet and did a search. I came to find out that yellow watermelons really do exist. The internet said they are rare, and they are known for there even more sweet taste than the normal pink ones, and to my delight, the internet was right. It was delicious, and even more sweet than the ones I've had before.

I have since then bought one more watermelon, and guess what!!!!! It was yellow too. Have any of you ever heard of yellow watermelon or tasted it? Leave me a comment and let me know. It would be interesting to know just how rare these watermelons are.


  1. Hi Jackleen;) I almost fell over when I saw the colour of your watermelon! I have never seen one like this and I'm pleased it was edible. I look forward to your posts on the fruit stalls. I love your blog. (((Hugs))) Jo

  2. I've never seen those before, but they sound delicious! Try making watermelon sorbet with it. Lucky you to have such exotic fruit!

  3. Jo, thank you. Yes, it's been quite weird this year. I have bought 2, and they were both yellow. Then, our church had an activity this evening and someone brought watermelon, and it was yellow. The funny thing is, no one seemed surprised. Weird!

  4. Dedene, wish I had time to make the watermelon sorbet, but unfortunately, we leave early Monday morning, and we haven't even started packing yet. Maybe I'll be able to find one when we get back and make it then.
    Thanks for reading!