Thursday, August 6, 2009

Can't wait!

Do you see what I see?

Look over here.

Here's a closeup.

Mmmmm! Watermelons! But not just any watermelons... these are New Queen melons. I raised some a few years ago, and they were the best watermelons I've ever eaten! They don't get very big... maybe 10 inches or so, if I remember right. And their flesh is orange! They get very sweet and crisp. Yum! I can't wait for them to get ripe!

I should have a pretty good crop of them, too.

They mature early, which is a good thing, since my garden got planted so late. Hopefully the heat in the forecast will bring them along nicely. I'll try to remember to take a pic of the inside for you. Then your mouth can water, too. :-)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope yours will be ready at the same time mine are and then we'll have a watermelon tasting.
I planted some called charleston gray. I've had good luck in the past and hope this year is good too.

Later, Dale

Swiss Ms. said...

Oh, yes, do post a photo!

Jess said...

I like orange.

Grandma G said...

Yeah, let's do a taste test, Dale! Do you think we need to hire a panel of testers? Maybe Irene could arrange that for us?

Swiss Ms., I'll definitely post a pic for you. Maybe you want to be on our test panel? ;-)

Jess, I thought you'd like the color. I think you should come and be on our panel, too. These melons will taste very pretty! I'll surely add a photo to your Orangey Goodness group. :-)

Bonnie said...

Wow - orange watermelon. Never saw one. I learn something new everyday.

Grandma G said...

Hi, Bonnie - thanks for commenting! I'm happy to assist in your learning experiences! ;-)

Swiss Ms. said...

I have an hour layover in MSP in October. Maybe you could hold the panel on the runway?

Grandma G said...

That sounds like fun, Swiss Ms., but methinks the melons might be a bit overripe by then. ;-)