Yellow Corn and also seeded watermelon in/around San Jose ?
We recently came from India to Santa Clara in California. Summer was just about getting over there. We went grocery shopping at quite a few stores (Safeway mostly, but also Whole Foods) and we saw a lot of corn and even watermelon. We were initially very happy as we loved eating both back home in India.
However, we were disappointed with the taste. I don't know why but the corn was too sweet for us and it was also of a different colour. We used to eat corn that was heated fresh on coals and then smeared with salt and lemon juice and eaten with relish. The corn here tastes different.
Also, the watermelon doesn't taste as intense as back home. Firstly I was surprised to see that the melon had very little seeds as I was used to big, black seeds in melons that had to be taken out before eating.
Is there any store where we can find those corns or melons ?
Yes, Perry Farms is great.
Another best option is local farms and farmers markets. Here's a list of California markets
Select Santa Clara as the county. When shopping at the markets talk to the vendors to see if they have what you want. I bought a yellow watermelon with large black seeds, but that was in the East Bay
Unfortunately I think you will be hard pressed to find produce like back home. American agriculture is strongly influenced by commercial interests, which is why watermelons tend to be seedless (bc many people don't like seeds) and corn is super sweet (I have heard that anyone born in the last 30 *years* in this country doesn't know what "real" corn tastes like!)
You may have better luck at farmers markets (but they're usually more expensive) and ethnic markets.
I am sorry to say I don't have a suggestion for you to buy yellow corn in retail markets. I would also LOVE to know a source for heartier, bigger-kerneled, yellow corn. It's so much more satisfying than the delicate, super sweet varieties.
I recently had some, by way of a Watsonville-based CSA called Two Small Farms. A couple of my friends are members, and last week's box contained about 7 ears of great yellow corn like you're talking about.
As for watermelon, you can find watermelons with seeds in some supermarkets. Often, Mexican grocery stores tend to carry them. They are oblong in shape and tend to be much bigger than seedless varieties.