We're enjoying the peak of watermelon/canteloupe harvest here, and every lunch and dinner is highlighted by these cool, juicy fruits!
This year I planted a couple of heirloom varieties (from seed purchased here) that have been especially fun to harvest.
The watermelon above, called Golden Midget, has a bright yellow skin when ripe and a beautiful pink flesh, which creates a most beautiful summer color combination.
The best thing about this variety is that there is no question when it's ripe, which is difficult to determine with green skinned varieties (or hard for us anyway!)
And living up to its name (even though not required to do so) this adorable watermelon was the size of a softball---notice its size compared to the spoon.
We all (chickens included) have thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of our labor---
Mr. à la parisienne prefers to add salt to his watermelon while Amelia and I prefer to enjoy their natural sweetness.
Which leads me to the question:
What is your favorite way to eat watermelon? Salty or sweet?
image by à la parisienne