All About the Original Watermelon and Its Unique Features
The term "original watermelon" refers to any variety of the melon which is from a variety of the same species. The " originals" are the watermelons which were produced with the help of genetic manipulation. The term "original" also refers to the fruits which were found in the wild only centuries ago. Many of the so-called original watermelon were probably what today refer to as "chocolate watermelons."
The term "original" was used because it gave people an idea that they had the original and pure form of the fruit. In the past, the watermelons were farmed and sold as food. A farmer could use the wild fruit to produce seedlings which he could sell to other farmers. In time, selective breeding took place and the result was a superior quality fruit with added nutrients. Today, the watermelons are grown in huge amounts and are processed into juice, syrup and juice pellets.
All fruit sold as fresh watermelons have a very sweet, aromatic and juicy pulp, which is the edible part of the fruit. Traditionally, these watermelons are harvested before the seeds are developed. The reason for this is that the seeds, called nectar, is very high in sugar and is not suitable for human consumption. Only the solid mass of the watermelon, which includes all the pulp and its juice, can be consumed.
The watermelons sold as original are those with the highest level of quality, and are often sold in the original container. This is because they have already been through the process of selective breeding which ensures that only the best quality seedling will be sold. As mentioned earlier, these watermelons have a very sweet, aromatic and juicy pulp which is the most suitable for consumption. Its white flesh also has high sugar levels which makes it perfect for diabetics who want a high-sugar snack.
Today, there are two main varieties of this delicious watermelon and these are the hybrid or the non-hybrid variety and the commercial line. The hybrid watermelons are produced by crossing the Sweet Watermelon with the Black Watermelon and the result is a high-quality, real sweet watermelon. The commercial line is crossbred with the Original Watermelon and is mainly used for marketing as they taste better and have more fructose and better color and flavor. They are also easier to handle and transport than the purebred counterparts. However, they have lower quality seeds.
The Commercial line also produces a fruit called the Spyder Pear. It is crossbred with the original watermelon and has a very sweet pulp with an intense sweet taste. It is known to taste similar to the original watermelon, but is produced in various colors like orange, red, yellow and pink. The pulp of the Spyder Pear has a lot more sweetness and the taste is very tart, not as sweet as the other fruits in its group.
The third variety is the Golden Delicious. This fruit is an original fruit of the garden and its crisp texture and sweet taste was actually identified by the ancient Greeks many years ago as their number one choice. The reason for this is its high sugar content. The sweet, crisp texture is attributed to the watermelons skins which have a higher sugar content when compared to other fruits. They also have a lot of oil content.
Today, the watermelons are grown mostly for commercial production and they are harvested once the season has ended. The sugar content is reduced so that they do not keep their sweeter taste even during storage. When they are picked off the trees, they are immediately placed in a drying room to dry so that the flavor and sweetness of the fruit lasts for a long time. The use of air drying instead of sun drying is one way to preserve the quality of the fruit.