Moon & Stars Watermelon

October 20th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you think astronomy is looking up at the stars and figuring out how you are going to feel that day, then this is the fruit for you!
APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★★

Petite globe shape, dark green with one yellow blotch (the moon) and a bunch of yellow dots (the stars). Pale pink flesh, large black seeds.

AROMA Rating: ★★★☆☆

Sweet, herbal, grassy smell

TEXTURE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Crunchy, juicy, airy. There are a lot of seeds!

TASTE

n/a (The farmer who sold this to me indicated this particular variety has a bit more citrus flavor than other watermelons).

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

This is an adorable melon. Love the size (which is unusual for this variety) and the moon and star markings. This is a real visual party pleaser. As for flavor — I hate watermelon — so I am just declining to comment on that out of respect for watermelon lovers everywhere. (sidenote: I tried to douse this in liquor via the watermelon martini below thinking I could promote that as a way to make it good, but alas it still tasted like watermelon. Gross.)

FRUIT

Watermelon

VARIETY

Moon & Stars

PEAK

Apr-Nov

ORIGIN

Tennessee

GROWN

Suzie’s Farm
San Diego, CA

PURCHASED

Farmer’s Market

NOTES

Also called Sun, Moon and Stars or Amish Moon and Stars Watermelon. (Read more about the history of this melon.) Moon & Stars watermelons are usually 20-40lbs. This was a small one. I chose it because I generally hate watermelon, so less is more so to speak.

Watermelons don’t get sweeter after picking. They are made of 92% water and every part is edible: flesh, seeds and rind.
Choosing a watermelon

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