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Heirloom/Unusual Watermelons in Central NJ

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jerseeboi May 8, 2012 12:36 PM

Over the years I have occasionally stumbled upon some pretty fascinating specialty watermelons at different small roadside fruit stands. Does anyone know of a place/places in Central NJ that consistently carry a variety of heirloom watermelons? I think my favorite was a small watermelon, maybe as big as a very large cantaloupe or honeydew, that had a dark green rind and bright yellow flesh. It was one of the sweetest I have ever tasted. I am really looking for something like that or the variety Orangeglo I have read about. FYI, I am in Monmouth County. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for some 'off the beaten path' items to put together a Mother's Day menu for my wife and mother.

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  1. Quine RE: jerseeboi May 8, 2012 01:27 PM

    Sounds like the "new" personal sized melons. This time of year I would look at Asian Markets like Hong Kong Supermarket on Rt 18 in East Brunswick or H Mart (check the website to see which would be closest location for you, Edison or Marlton). Best produce for the best prices. Any local "garden stands" would be selling non-local product anyway, since they are not in season here yet. So skip that middle man, if you want it for Mother's Day.
    Also, at Asian stores, you can find amazing other fruits that might add to your menu.

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      jerseeboi RE: Quine May 9, 2012 08:57 AM

      Thanks for the info and suggestions. East Brunswick is the closest so I will try and check it out.

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