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Old 04-20-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I'll eat cantaloupe till the cows come home.
I LOVE cantaloupe. But what if you started eating it and the cows didn't come home for a week? Would you eat it that long?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Is watermelon considered a Southern thing?
I don't really think so. But it is considered to be a treat among southern blacks.

I need some Turkish and Greek accents to enjoy it with moderation, I guess? I find this interesting.

I guess it does fit right in with OP's question of genetics. I guess...???
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Is watermelon considered a Southern thing?
I don't think so. I grew up in the north. Watermelon was a summer food. It may have been considered a southern food a long, long time ago.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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If the watermelon is fresh and firm and crisp and sweet and cold, it's just about the best thing there is to eat in the world. It's definitely on my top 5 all time favorite foods.

But a soft or mushy watermelon, I won't eat it.

Have you ever noticed how everybody always seems to be in a real good mood when they are eating watermelon?
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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Is watermelon considered a Southern thing?
Not in my mind it's not, or least it's not just a "Southern thing". I was mostly raised in Indiana and the people there love watermelon just as much as they do here in Texas.

If I'm not mistaken, Indiana is one of the top 10 watermelon producing states.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Not in my mind it's not, or least it's not just a "Southern thing". I was mostly raised in Indiana and the people there love watermelon just as much as they do here in Texas.

If I'm not mistaken, Indiana is one of the top 5 watermelon producing states.
Watermelon from Hermiston, Oregon is considered tops around here.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Is watermelon considered a Southern thing?
All my grandparents were from the South and both my parents were from the Midwest. I think many of the traditions just migrated north with them, but I don't know that watermelon is considered a "southern" thing, per se.

Oh, for those of us that love it, check this out. I made a couple last year for a pool party. Watermelon Stencils
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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All my grandparents were from the South and both my parents were from the Midwest. I think many of the traditions just migrated north with them, but I don't know that watermelon is considered a "southern" thing, per se.

Oh, for those of us that love it, check this out. I made a couple last year for a pool party. Watermelon Stencils
On racial lines I know that blacks and whites went into the Midwest and westwards into Texas and LA.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I only thought it might be an inherited trait to not like watermelon because the only other person I ever knew who wouldn't eat it was my uncle. Now I see that there are a few others. Thank goodness.

We always had it here in the north--it seemed the entire cookout revolved around the watermelon. not for me. Everyone was jovial--the watermelon is being cut!! Spitting seeds, really into it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Watermelons and cantaloupe just like peaches have to be just right. Same with many other fruits. They can be absolutely great or not worth 2 cents. Many that "don't like them" just may have never gotten them when they were right. I'm in melon country and still rarely get good ones. Watermelons are hardly worth the effort with all the seeds.
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