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Aug 13, 2008 03:12 PM

What happened to watermelon with seeds???

Look, I know the seeds are a hassle, especially if you are dining with royalty and don't want to make a terrible 1st impression.....but I can't find traditional watermelon anymore...

And is it just me, but I find that the seedless variety is lacking in taste- the color of the fruit seems lighter and the flesh is just watery....bleh, why must we mess with nature!!!

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  1. I agree, even my farmer's market has more seedless than seeded watermelons available. I liked the seeds in watermelon, it was an excuse to sit on the front steps and spit seeds. And, the watermelon had a lot more taste.

    1. Pauli -

      I am SOOOOOO with you one this. I did have a decent seedless one this year, but it seems the good ones are so much fewer and far between. The regular ones with the black seeds seemed to regularly be crisper, crunchier, and just better all around. - Nothing worse than a mushy watermelon if you ask me.

      1. i agree! and i can't even remember the last time i ate watermelon w/seeds. i used to eat this all through the summer -- now the flavor is so lacking, i'll only pick up one or two during the whole season. i wish the old watermelon would return!

        1. It's true that seedless varieties are blander. And it's a shame I can't even find seeded varieties at farmer's markets.

          1. Just buy yellow watermelons. All of those are seeded.