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The EXPLODING Watermelons!
jean4u posted:
Did anyone see, in the news, "The exploding watermelons"?

Guess the farmers used too much fertilizer and these little babies were exploding in the fields.

Now, I had an experience with a watermelon that I had never had before. When I went to pick up the watermelon that I had purchased, the outside looked OK, but it "deflated" like a balloon. It was liquified on the interior.

Had my receipt. Took it back in a garbage bag to the store. They said they had never seen anything like that. I had never seen anything like that either. Just glad it didn't explode!

Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Barb,

Here is a link about accelerated melons -

A couple of weeks ago the watermelons around here were beautiful and delicious. I think most of the local farms are finished and the one I got this weekend was good but not great.

Glad you returned yours, I always have good intentions returning foods (mostly cucumbers) that are not up to par, but they never seem to make it back to the store.

EricE_MA replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
"... I think most of the local farms are finished and the one I got this weekend was good but not great."

Geez. You're not near me! Here in New England, we're lucky if watermelon seedlings have gotten their first full leaves.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to EricE_MA's response:
I am in Florida, I guess the heat and lack of rain made for a quick season.

Guess I need to travel north to continue a watermelon summer!


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