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Seeded Watermelons

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  • Jim Jun 17, 2012 01:50 PM

I used to buy these fantastic seeded watermelons at the Serramonte Farmers Market sold by Van Groningen & Sons.Seeded melons are supposedly sweeter than seedless. They stopped selling at the market several years ago and I'm finding it difficult to find seeded watermelons in SF. Does anyone know where to get them in SF or nearby? I know Van Groningen sells to Foodmax, but I think the nearest one is San Leandro.

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  1. Same question from last year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/794539

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      The vendor location can vary from year to year, that's why I posted it again.

    2. Full Belly Farms grows an large heirloom variety 'Crimson Sweet' and the flavor is fantastic. In season (July-Aug) I buy them at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers Market, and I presume they are sold at other farmers markets, maybe the Capay Valley stand at the Ferry Building.

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      1. re: Kayde

        Thanks Kayde, I'll check with them to see if they sell them in the city.

      2. Not fancy heirlooms, but Grocery Outlet had seeded as well as seedless watermelons today -- $3.99 each for big ones!

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Thanks so much Ruth...I'm going to check that out this week.

          1. re: Jim

            Just bought one today and tried it...deliciously sweet! The produce manager said they will carry the seeded all summer through Labor Day. Thanks again Ruth!

            1. re: Jim

              Oh good. I haven't cracked mine -- waiting until tomorrow.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                Richmond Farmer's Market this morning ....... $4.00 for a large seeded watermelon.

        2. I bought a seeded watermelon grown by Van Groningen at Big John's Market in Healdsburg, haven't cut into it yet.

          But the reason I'm posting is that I saw a watermelon truck in San Francisco on Thursday. I was driving on Webster St. and it was parked and vending near the corner of Ellis, close to the Glad Tidings Church, around 6pm. I didn't stop but I noticed that the watermelons had an ovoid shape rather than the smallish round ones, so maybe they're seeded.

          1. Happy Boy had them today at the Berkeley farmers market. $5 each.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Andronicos in SF on Irving St. is carrying seeded watermelons @ $4.99 each.