Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yellow Watermelons at the Nugget

Yellow surprise

Yay I know, your thinking, "This post is not about Succulents!" But this watermelon is so succulent that I thought it still fit. LOL
My son Parker came over last with a special treat. He works at The Nugget here in Roseville, CA. He is in the produce department. The Nugget is a wonderful upscale supermarket here in Northern California. They have anything you could possible want and then some. Every department in the store is well stocked with the best of the best. The bakery has the most wonderful baked goods. If I ever need a cake that is where I go. They are to die for.

Actually the whole store is a work of art. Even before you walk in the store you are greeted with wonderful displays of many different kinds of fruits of the season. All made to look like you are walking into a farmer's market. There is usually someone chopping up fruit who will give you a taste. Then you walk into the store and everywhere you look is eye boggling. In the produce department most of the vegetables are displayed in a artfully designed vertical wall unit. It is truly spectacular. It's that way all over the store. Beautiful displays and unusual hard to find items at every turn.

So to get back to my story. He walked in the house with this 1/2 of watermelon and and a big smile on his face. Big hugs and kisses (because it had been a week since I'd seen him) and into the kitchen we went. This watermelon had the most beautiful yellow flesh and the seeds were tiny and white. He said they were really yummy and very sweet. They are also on sale for $.25 a pound.

Yellow Crimson

These watermelons look just like a regular one on the outside, it's not until you cut into it that you see the difference. This variety is called Yellow Crimson. Did you know that a watermelon is not a fruit! It is a vegetable related to the cucumber.


Parker whipped out one of my kitchen knives, peeled and chopped this baby up in no time! If you want to taste something in the produce department at The Nugget all you have to do is ask the wandering produce employee and they will cut it up for you to taste.


Jordan my oldest son was home with some of his friends. Everyone got a taste and really liked it a lot. A couple people couldn't get over the yellow part. They said their brain kept thinking it was pineapple. But it was really sweet and tasty!

So if you get a chance go check out your local Nugget market. And get the yellow watermelon while you can. It's really great!

It's Another Beautiful Day!


Julie said...

The Nugget sounds just fantastic!!! Some of this sure does look like pineapple when cut up. It sounds so refreshing...I want some NOW!!! I love the sun on your kitchen wall, and all the colors you have in there. I spy one purple fingernail, and one blue one? I like that creamy blue shade...

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks Julie! It is a really cool store. And that watermelon was delish! Thanks for the compliment on the sun. I made that in ceramics class. If you look at a post under the label My house you can the crazy colors in my house.

Joyful said...

The watermelon looks beautiful. We've had the yellow ones for years but I've just never tried it ~ yet!

Evelyn said...

It looks like pineapple, especially in the last photo.

Glad it was good for you. I get sick whenever I consume watermelon, and I can't eat pineapples either...

Laure's Gardens said...

The watermelon looks delicious! The pictures are terrific.

I knew it was in the cucumber family but I still have much better luck growing cucumbers than growing watermelons.

Back to succulents: do you have any recommendations for miniature size succulents that would grow well in bottle terrariums?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Hi Laure!

I have a really great book called, Terrarium Craft that I got not too long ago. It has some incredible ideas in it. And tons of ideas using succulents. Now remember that you would not want to plant these with other plants that require more moisture. Keep all the succ's together.

'Jade necklace' crassula
Senecio haworthii 'woolly senecio'
different small species of haworthia
Split Rock Plant 'Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush'
Aloe haworthioides
Echeveria pulidonis
Echeveria 'Lola'
Echeveria 'Bella'
Peperomias like 'Costa Rican'
Crassula 'Tom Thumb'
Quite a few small crassula's would work.
Crassula perforata
Don't forget Tillandsia's. They are great in terrariums

There a bunch more small succulents keep looking! Good luck!
Kalanchoe humilia

Matt and Bobbie said...

Oh, this looks so good! I'm so hungry for watermelon now. Your son is so cute! I'm sure my husband won't mind me saying that :)

This makes me think how I haven't been to the farmer's market in a few weeks. Have to go!!

Laure's Gardens said...

Thank you so much for the list of mini succulents! I haven't tried a bottle terrarium for years. I had made up a couple that a friend saw and he wanted to buy one for his mother. I was using the rounder wine bottle and remember putting in ferns. I'm using the taller wine bottle this time and want to have the environment more on the dry side so succulents should do well. Can you recommend some plant sources?