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The Faerie watermelon is a hybrid variety that is easily recognized for its unique creamy canary yellow outer skin. The shape of the Faerie is oblong and has long stripes that run from end to end. When mature the Faerie watermelon will be 7 to 8 inches in length and can range from 4 to 6 pounds. This smaller watermelon variety has a typical ruby red inner flesh that is extremely sweet, crisp and juicy.
The Faerie watermelon is available early summer through the early fall.
The Faerie watermelon, botanically known as Citrullus lanatus is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. The Faerie watermelon was selected as a 2012 All American Selections Vegetable award winner as a result of its unique coloring, petite size, ease to grow and resistance to disease and pests.
The high sugar content and resulting sweet flavor of the Faerie watermelon make it ideal for fresh eating. Sliced it can be used to make both fruit or green and chopped or stacked salads. Puree and use to make beverages, syrups, sauces, soups and frozen desserts. The flavor of the Faerie watermelon pairs well with arugula, basil, mint, cilantro, cucumber, lime, red onion, pineapple, jalapeño, balsamic, pine nuts and feta. Ripe Faerie watermelons will keep in the refrigerator uncut for up to two weeks. Once cut keep melon wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
The Faerie watermelon is a hybrid melon developed by plant breeders to be a miniature, family sized watermelon that would be of ease to grow in smaller gardens. The vines of the Faerie watermelon grow in a trailing fashion but only spread as far as 11 feet resulting in a more compact watermelon plant that is perfect for home gardens. Additionally the Faerie watermelon is a popular variety due to its resistance to disease, insects and other pests. The Faerie watermelon will produce fruits early and prolifically provided it is given ample sun exposure and well-drained soil.
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Forest Hills Greenmarket
Near Queens, New York, United States
About 559 days ago, 8/17/15
Spotter's comments : Faerie Watermelon spotted at Forest Hills Greenmarket.