Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. ~Wikipedia

So cold, so frosty from the fridge, the sweetness – it’s like I am eating juicy, red chunks of a sugary snow-cone.


Little secret?  The reason you are not finding the delicious, sweet and satisfying watermelons of your youth is your obsession with seed-free varieties.  You are selecting unnatural fruit, or “berries,” as it were.  Don’t be afraid of a seed.  It is proof there is something of heaven and the eternal there.  Everything around the seeds echo the transcendence…

My husband knows how to pick a watermelon.  :)

1 thought on “Pepo

  1. Good insight, Honey. And I try to do my best at picking. It is a combination of the yellow ness if the underside and the sound. I can’t explain what the sound is but I know it when I hear it. Of course now it puts pressure on me to pick good melons each time :/

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