[gardeners] keeping watermelon

margaret lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 15:16:29 -0700

Okay, I'm going nutso here.  Not a long trip.  Somewhere I have read about
a watermelon grown by the Navajos that was a "long-keeping" watermelon.  I
think they ate it about Christmas or later.  It may have had red seeds.  I
can't find a reference to it, and can't figure out where to look.  As I
recall, they stored it in sand until they were ready to eat it.  I may have
read about it in a book like "Square tomatoes and blue corn" or something
of that ilk (I thought about calling the library, but since I'm so unsure
of the title I thought Diane Birmingham would hear the guffaw, clear across
the country.)  That book was semi-popular several years ago.  I disliked
it, and apparently tossed it.  Now I need that info.  Does anyone have any
ideas?  Muchas gracias, Margaret L