Availability: July- August
Size: small melon ranging from 5 to 8 pounds, dark rind deep pink sweet flesh
Quantity sold in: Single melon
Flavor: Sweet and crisp
Use: Best eaten fresh
Grown in: Field 15
Short Term Storage: Watermelons should be picked and stored at room temperature for at least two days before eating to develop their juiciness. Whole watermelons can be stored up to a week at room temperature and can be stored 2-3 weeks if stored at under 50 degrees F.
Long Term Storage: Watermelon can be frozen and preserved for later use in sauces or smoothies. It will not retain its texture once thawed. Watermelon can be eaten partially frozen as a cool treat also.
Preparation: Watermelons should be washed thoroughly under cold running water before being cut or used. Once cut, watermelon should be covered with plastic or stored in a container with a lid and refrigerated.
Pairings: Watermelon is refreshing and sweet. It is the perfect food to eat on a hot summer day. Watermelon is a great snack or side to any meal.
Nutrition: Watermelons are 92% water making them a very low calorie refreshing treat.
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