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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Planning your next garden project? How about square watermelons?

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 11:46 AM
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  • I have noticed a food trend lately of watermelons in dishes where you would not think it would be appetizing but to my surprise I had watermelon mixed in a salad with tomato and found it to be scrumptious. I think a square one would be a lot easier to cube up when making a dish. Here's just few facts about them I found interesting:

    Watermelon is actually a vegetable and not a fruit. It is also related to the pumpkin, cucumber and the squash

    One of the watermelon facts in the Guinness Book of World Records is that the largest watermelon ever grown weighed 262 pounds. It was grown by Bill Carson of Tennessee in 1990.

    The first cookbook ever produced in the United States had a recipe for watermelon rind pickles

    In Mediterranean countries, watermelon is eaten with feta cheese.

    The anti-oxidant named lycopene is present in watermelon and can help prevent several kinds of cancer

    The amount of watermelon eaten each year in the United States equals seventeen pounds per person.

    Kinda makes me wonder what they will think of next when it comes to food, wonder if I could mix a chocolate mint seed with a strawberry seed and eventually pick chocolate flavored strawberries....Just a thought!

    If that ever happens I've got a few square or animal shaped tomatoes I could sell ya!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Nov 29, 2012, at 2:38 PM
  • Hmmm, I have chocolate mint thanks to Tammy and strawberries. I'm not sure the CM is flowering at the same time as strawberries but it would if you had ever-bearing. Interesting idea.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 29, 2012, at 5:38 PM
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