CBS8 San Diego! Watermelon Day.. for 4th of July 🍉🇺🇸 / by George Geary

Today’s show was focused on Watermelons! I sure wish you could find seeded watermelons.. When consumers say they do not want any GMO food products than it also means they have not eaten a watermelon for years. The industry modified watermelons to be seed free. I think the seeded varieties are much more flavorful. Back in about 1990, when I worked at Disney they wanted to put in a fresh fruit cart on Main Street. Lots of fresh produce…The former CEO Michael Eisner had his family farm’s apples shipped (nobody bought them). We had watermelon wedges, they only lasted a weekend as kids realized they could take them up on the sky buckets and spit the seeds on the guests below.. The sky buckets are gone and so are the seeds… Asia watermelons are grown in glass square boxes so they grow into squares. This makes it easier to store and display in the store. Here are some facts on the melon!

5 Watermelon Facts:

  1. California is one the top state watermelon producers

  2. High in Fiber and Vitamins A & C

  3. By Weight: 92% water, 6% sugar

  4. Over 1200 varieties: Red Orange, Yellow and white fleshed :

  5. Largest Melon grown was 350 pounds  

If you would like to get professional looking pops, you need to purchase a Pop Mold. Here is a link on Amazon with the exact one I used. LINK.. Check the recipes…

If you would like to watch the segment you can click here: The Watermelon Show

Here are the recipe for the show.

Pops:. Recipe

Red, White and Blue Salad

Watermelon Hibiscus Spritzer 

Watermelon Cookies

Watermelon Gazpacho

Himalayan Watermelon Skewers