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Old 07-04-2019, 11:12 PM   #1
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Great memories. I haven't had this since I was six years old at my granny's house. Drove 70 miles round trip to get it for the fourth of July. **** they taste good.
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:18 PM   #2
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My first real job, Mr. Hupie Green of Mayer's Grocery took a hard earned dollar from me because I'd never heard of a yellow-meated watermelon. I thought he was tricking me, so we bet. He then tacked that dollar above the counter in the butcher shop until the place closed down a few years later. At least I got to enjoy that delicious yellow melon.
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:55 PM   #3
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I was just thinking about trying to find a yeller meat watermelon the other day. They are still out there but not as common as they used to be.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:04 AM   #4
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I miss the black diamonds. Cant find one in DFW. The yellow meat ones are the best. Have not found one since I left West Texas. Just like the Pecos Cantaloupes.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:41 AM   #5
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Water melons should be red like God intended
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:58 AM   #6
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Im a fan of all watermelon, regardless of the color.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:25 AM   #7
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My Sister grew some on her farm in Waller last year. They didn't sell as well as the red meat ones. Didn't grow any yellows this year...farmers grow what sells.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:39 AM   #8
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I saw a guy selling yellow, orange and reds in Fredericksburg on Tuesday. He grows them in Mason.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:24 AM   #9
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For local folks, they have yellow meat melons at corner of Hwy 42 and Harrison Road.

You're welcome!
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:28 AM   #10
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Yellow watermelon ftw
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:31 AM   #11
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I miss the black diamonds. Cant find one in DFW. The yellow meat ones are the best. Have not found one since I left West Texas. Just like the Pecos Cantaloupes.
I don't seem them either. Wonder why?
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:42 AM   #12
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Haven't seen any yet. definitely going to be on the lookout though
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:54 AM   #13
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We grow some watermelon every year. Last couple of years we had yellow and red meat,the yellow sold just as well or better in dfw but locals would only get red. This year we don't have a lot and only plan to sell local so only reds this year.

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Old 07-05-2019, 12:21 PM   #14
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Here is a picture of the one I got. It was so good.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:32 PM   #15
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How does one select the "perfect watermelon"?

OP, hope it's ok that I ask this on your thread...
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:42 PM   #16
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guess I will have to start growing my own yellow's,, because I do not care if I eat a bite of a red one or not,, most of the time I just pass on them
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:50 PM   #17
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I look at the stem if it's attached to make sure it is dry. I also look at the spot where it sat to look for more white than yellow. The last thing is the "thump" test. I listen for what I call a deep thud.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:44 PM   #18
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Yep! Yep! Yep!
The memories this thread brings back to me.
It's sad that Watermelons with actual seeds are becoming a thing of the past.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:54 PM   #19
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Last yellow one I bought was in Luling, our local grocery would never carry them as people just don’t know any better than to buy a mealy red one

Lots of good memories eating yellow melon and also home made BIG ReD or peach ice cream with my grandpa out at lake LBJ

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Old 07-05-2019, 02:39 PM   #20
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Yall do know that these melons are just like M&M's don't you... Don't matter the color, they still taste the same...
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:49 PM   #21
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2920 and Cypress Rosehill area. Bought one Fatherís Day


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Old 07-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #22
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Yall do know that these melons are just like M&M's don't you... Don't matter the color, they still taste the same...
I do not often disagree with you by this time were are on opposite sides!!! never ate a red one I thought was very good, never ate a yellow one that I didn't think was fantastic...

but you are right about the m&m.s ,, (except the green ones wife always said they made her happy! and of course that always made me happy!
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:23 PM   #23
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Yellow is my favorite for sure !
Hard to come by in these parts these days.
I usually get 2-3 each year.
Much better than red or the orange so often mistaken for yellow.
IMHO !!
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:27 PM   #24
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Saw some at heb at Jones and west road yesterday
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:37 PM   #25
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I do not often disagree with you by this time were are on opposite sides!!! never ate a red one I thought was very good, never ate a yellow one that I didn't think was fantastic...

but you are right about the m&m.s ,, (except the green ones wife always said they made her happy! and of course that always made me happy!
Yea, I gotta agree with ya on that one... just pullin' y'all's let anyhow...
But my M&M analogy don't even work now what with all those new "flavors" of M&M's that are out now... Those Jalapeno greens suckers are GoooooD!! And the coconut flavored ones aren't bad either...
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:20 PM   #26
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Back in the day kids used to steal watermelons out of the field. Myself included. An old man I knew related a story of his watermelon swiping: One evening he and some friends grabbed one and when they cut it open, it was yellow. They had never seen one before and thought that the farmer had poisoned it. They threw it away, but found out later that they shouldn't have.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:55 PM   #27
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I miss the black diamonds. Cant find one in DFW.
I have some growing in my garden. Thought I would try them out this year.
Then, in another spot, I have some Jubilees.
Just ain't none ready yet!!
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:16 PM   #28
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Sowed my seeds a few weeks ago..

Plants are already getting big. I grew about a dozen seedless watermelon last year. This will be my first yellow
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:21 PM   #29
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For local folks, they have yellow meat melons at corner of Hwy 42 and Harrison Road.

You're welcome!
Might be worth the trip ! Thanks !
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:42 PM   #30
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Sowed my seeds a few weeks ago..

Plants are already getting big. I grew about a dozen seedless watermelon last year. This will be my first yellow
That label says orange, are they the same ? Few posts back guy says there not. Iíve never seen any other then the normal ones. But now you guys have me looking for some yellow ones, as I donít care for the red ones.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:50 PM   #31
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Might be worth the trip ! Thanks !
Brookshires in Whitehouse has yellow meat. I picked one up this evening thanks to this thread. Itís been a long time. Going to cut her open tomorrow.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:59 PM   #32
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When we picked them by the light of the moon we perfected the thump method. These were the best. Those store bought ones just didnt taste as good.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:31 AM   #33
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Im not sure if they're the same or not. When I bought the seeds I had never seen them before. I've such great success growing the red ones.. thought Id give em a try
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:33 AM   #34
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That label says orange, are they the same ? Few posts back guy says there not. Iíve never seen any other then the normal ones. But now you guys have me looking for some yellow ones, as I donít care for the red ones.
Im not sure if they're the same or not. When I bought the seeds I had never seen them before. I've such great success growing the red ones.. thought Id give em a try
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:59 AM   #35
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Never heard of it!
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:13 AM   #36
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Just a little north of the Sabine River!
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:18 AM   #37
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The guy in Moody sells yellow melons...
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:48 AM   #38
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:00 PM   #39
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Graham's Produce in 7 Points has them and the best cantelope too.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #40
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Graham's Produce in 7 Points has them and the best cantelope too.
What part of the lake you live on? My wife grew up in Eustace. Her parents live on the lake. We run cattle in Trinidad and Kemp.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:36 PM   #41
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This post made me think of Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine. Sure miss the watermelons my grandfather grew in Waller when he was still alive. They were Black Diamond and didnt take long to sell...
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:36 PM   #42
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This post made me think of Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine. Sure miss the watermelons my grandfather grew in Waller when he was still alive. They were Black Diamond and didnt take long to sell...
I lived in Waller as a student...ÖÖ.dang best watermelons on the globe!!!!
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:12 PM   #43
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I lived in Waller as a student...ÖÖ.dang best watermelons on the globe!!!!
Aint that the truth. No shortage of watermelons in Waller County
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:14 PM   #44
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I buy them off the road sometimes when I pass through Hempstead. They cost nearly 3 times as much off a truck
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:57 AM   #45
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I picked up a yellow meat in Marquez yesterday. A guy had them on a trailer in front of the Valero convenience store. $8
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:44 PM   #46
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:09 PM   #47
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Here is a picture of the one I got. It was so good.

Actually, thatís an orange meated one. They come in red, yellow and orange.
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