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!


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.)




Moon & Stars






Suzie’s Farm
San Diego, CA


Farmer’s Market


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