How do you eat these? Right along with the watermelon, or roasted and salted?
That's a very cool looking watermelon! I don't have a long enough growing season for it though :(
and Yes, I'd love to have a source for watermelon seeds, they are diamonds on my swami ;D
Quoted from SeraffaI cannot have watermelon seeds to eat on my SWAMI. But I will not eat a seedless watermelon. Are all the seedless ones GMO's? :B
Quoted from National Watermelon Promotion BoardA seedless watermelon is a sterile hybrid which is created by crossing male pollen for a watermelon, containing 22 chromosomes per cell, with a female watermelon flower with 44 chromosomes per cell. When this seeded fruit matures, the small, white seed coats inside contain 33 chromosomes, rendering it sterile and incapable of producing seeds. This is similar to the mule, produced by crossing a horse with a donkey. This process does not involve genetic modification.
Quoted from mdIf you're looking for watermelon seeds to eat, here's a source for roasted ones.
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If you're looking for watermelon seeds to eat, here's a source for roasted ones.
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Also, I just found this on the National Watermelon Promotion Board website (seriously though, the National Watermelon Promotion Board? Isn't that kind of an oxymoron? As if there is really someone out there who has to be convinced to eat a watermelon):
In another few years, it's probably going to be almost as impossible to find a seeded watermelon in a grocery store as it is today to find black, seeded table grapes. Gee, when did our society become so wimpified that we can't even be bothered to spit out seeds? ??)
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Cool, md, thanks. (ok)
I also found this site if anyone wants to buy raw watermelon seeds in bulk (to be able to control the soak method and/or ingredients and the drying process):
P.S. You'll have to sign and fax the company a "Watermelon Release Form"--which releases them from any potential liability for Watermelon Fruit Blotch, Gummy Stem Blight, et cetera--before they'll sell the seeds to you. Actually, any U.S. seed company today requires the same for watermelon seeds sold in bulk.
Do they really need to be soaked since they are swimming in juice till they are not? Fax? Really? will they take an email you think?