Re: Photo: ACL 17859


radiodial868
 

Southern-grown watermelons.  Real thick rind (made great watermelon pickles) deep red juicy flesh with lots of black seeds. Weighed a ton, but shipped and stored well. Fell out of favor in the early 1970's because of that weight, thick rind and seeds.  So, we now get those bland, tasteless, smaller and sometimes seedless things in the stores.
RJ Dial
(ex USDA guy)

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