Organic Sugar Baby Watermelons
Peak Season Best Flavor
So, what is a Sugar Baby? The Sugar Baby Watermelon variety has solid dark-green skin and matures to a small to medium size. The deep-red flesh is sweet, juicy and delicious! They have a medium-crisp texture and classic watermelon flavor. A seeded variety, Sugar Baby melons are planted by some growers next to Seedless Watermelon plants to pollinate that fruit. They’re available just a few times a year in select produce departments and now is one of those times!
And if seeds are too much of an inconvenience for you, regular-sized Organic Seedless Watermelons from Mexican are in season and tasted fairly nice. Organic Mini Seedless Watermelons, “personal size”, have been another tasty choice.
How to pick a WatermelonThere’s no science to selecting a Watermelon. It’s up to the farmers and harvesters to pick them at the right time and for stores/distributors to inspect them well. Here’s what you can do:
- Find one that is relatively symmetrical, feels heavy (watermelons are 92% water).
- Look for Watermelons with a creamy yellow spot underneath (showing it ripened in the sun and that’s the spot where it sat on the ground).
- Avoid spongy-feeling melons. The watermelon should feel firm all around.
- And go ahead – thump away if you like… it’ll make people think you know what you’re doing!
- Do not store whole watermelons in the refrigerator. Only refrigerate once cut. Their texture stays best when stored in the 55-75F range, so room temperature is fine. Once cut you must refrigerate the fruit.
How do you choose a ripe Watermelon? Is there a way to tap them to tell if a whole Watermelon will be ripe inside?
Organic Cluster Tomatoes
Peak Season Value Priced
Cluster Tomato Tips
- Cluster Tomatoes keep well when you bring them home since the fruit can still draw on water and nutrients left in the vine – so when selecting remember: the healthier the vines, the better.
- Avoid Tomatoes with wrinkled skin, punctured areas, black spots or that feel soft and squishy.
- Store Tomatoes at room temperature since they tend to lose a little of their flavor and texture when held below 55 F.
Peak Season Best Flavor
Organic Cantaloupe varieties grown this time of year are round, have thick, tight webbing on their greenish exterior, and since they’re picked at maturity the fruit is ready to eat when you buy them. Select melons that are free from sunken, discolored spots, or large soft areas (a sign of bruising). Storing for a day or two at room temperature will soften the melon a bit, which can make it taste sweeter. Cut melon can be kept in the fridge for several days, but when it’s tasty – you’re likely to eat it right away or use it in a recipe, right?
Organic Honeydew also continues in peak season. Sound like fruit salad time!