This is something I'm curious about. I remember watermelons as a large egg-shaped fruit, perhaps 15' - 18" long. Since I developed a recent interest in juicing and began actively shopping, the ones I'm seeing are round and the size of a large softball, no more than 8" maximum. Is this change something that's universal or is it because they're out of season here, so what's currently available is a different species? I notice that the appliances that split them are shaped round and generally around 20cm (8"). I wonder if they'll work once the bigger melons are available.
I seem to remember a story online about melons being grown in boxes so they'd grow square, and easy to ship. I wonder if that's urban legend....I've never seen one.
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