Huh? Yellow Watermelon?

I walked through the grocery store the other day and I was buying fruit. I picked up some blackberries, some apples, and was about to run along on my merry way, when all of a sudden a glimpse of a yellow fruit set off my Spidey Senses (oh man I wish). I turned and sure enough, right in front of me were three slices of yellow watermelon. I looked around wondering if I was the only person who was seeing this. My guess is one of three things could have happened: 1) I was high on LSD, 2) Doctor Octopus released some type of nerve gas into the grocery store and it was beginning to effect my color perception, or 3) yellow watermelon actually exists!

I reasoned through the different scenarios. One was out because I don’t do drugs, not that I’m aware of anyway. Two, although slightly more plausible for me, couldn’t be right either, because there were no super-villains in sight. So the only possible answer was three, there are actually yellow watermelons on Japan. Come to think of it, I remember a comment from one of our readers, who wrote:

“I grow food garden in the summer every year. Watermelon I grown in my garden are always that size. So delicious! Have you ever have yellow watermelon? It is just as good. :)

Thanks Ms. Hoshino!!

So, I couldn’t resist, I took those watermelon slices home with me, just to see if the tasted any different from the reddish-pink-fleshed watermelon that I was used to eating.

How was it? Honestly, this is one time where I didn’t notice any real difference in the taste, it was equally as delicious as the red. I have tried golden kiwis here in Japan, and they aren’t as tart as the green ones, but I like kiwis because they’re tart…so the golden ones weren’t as good to me. The yellow watermelon was equally sweet, equally juicy, and the texture was about the same, too. Despite there being no real differences, it is kinda cool that I can say I ate a “Golden Watermelon” (that sounds cooler than yellow to me).


Donald Ash

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  • Mia

    I’m surprised you never saw a yellow watermelon here at home. Not really that different. Most say they are better than the red.

  • Donald Ash

    Never seen one before. But I think they’re cool lookin’ though :)

  • Nanami

    lol Donald-san you’re so cute.

  • I saw yellow watermelon in the store and i was always curious! Thanks for being brave and giving it a try! I might have to try some for myself now!

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