Seedless you say? Who wants melons?

johnboy 3 April 2012 14

watermelons

A reader has sent in this melon shot from the Fyshwick markets.

One can’t help noticing the lovely melons appear to have seeds despite the signage.

Can we trust the sign’s promise of sweetness?

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Here_and_Now Here_and_Now 5:54 pm 03 Apr 12

fabforty said :

Sorry to digress, though, but I notice Coles are advertising that they don’t “freeze or thaw” any of their fresh produce. I can’t actually think of any fresh produce that can be frozen and thawed and then be passed off as fresh to unsuspecting customers.

What are they getting at ?

fabforty said :

What are they getting at ?

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just putting an appealing angle on what to some people (like Fabforty) is simply a plain fact.

Similarly, have you noticed all those adverts and labels for chicken that boast about not adding hormones? That hormone-adding was actually done away with in Australia in the 1970s.* But lots of people don’t know that, so it’s easy to make this following of practice sound like a feature rather than standard.

*I know some people don’t believe this law is carried out and are all ‘that’s what they want you to think’, but those people usually don’t believe the labels and ads anyway.

Chop71 Chop71 5:51 pm 03 Apr 12

it’s not racist…. it’s just that the darker ones get to camp out (with fire) in fron of OPH and vent their fustrations to tourists who visit this wonderful city, while the white ones get sold for $1.99 per Kg at Fyshwick.

Ello Vera Ello Vera 5:42 pm 03 Apr 12

If anyone knows where to get “seeded” watermelon, please advise. I was lucky enough to taste some old-fashioned watermelon about a year ago and it had much more flavour than these new varieties. I had forgotten how much flavour they used to have.

I suppose these may go the way of the giant strawberry, which has somehow reclaimed its taste. When these first hit the shelves, they were bland-as but then suddenly, the genetic modificationarians appeared to hit on a tasty mutation.

fabforty fabforty 5:02 pm 03 Apr 12

Still racist.

Sorry to digress, though, but I notice Coles are advertising that they don’t “freeze or thaw” any of their fresh produce. I can’t actually think of any fresh produce that can be frozen and thawed and then be passed off as fresh to unsuspecting customers.

What are they getting at ?

Duffbowl Duffbowl 4:03 pm 03 Apr 12

p1 said :

Pedrose said :

The seeds are not black, therefore it is a seedless watermelon.

Ahhh, so the seeds don’t exist because they are black? Racist.

No, the seeds don’t exist because they aren’t black.

p1 p1 4:01 pm 03 Apr 12

Pedrose said :

The seeds are not black, therefore it is a seedless watermelon.

Ahhh, so the seeds don’t exist because they are black? Racist.

Pedrose Pedrose 3:49 pm 03 Apr 12

The seeds are not black, therefore it is a seedless watermelon.

pepmeup pepmeup 3:35 pm 03 Apr 12

Seedless is a variety that has been bred to have undeleloped seeds that you can eat. i would be mush more worried about the sign in this same shop that says “hand picked beans”when you can clearly see the cuts on the beans from the machine picker. the cost difference is about $6/kg for hand or machine picked green beans

p1 p1 3:01 pm 03 Apr 12

Gismondo said :

The point being that you ingest these seeds with the melon. There is no need to de-seed the pink weed

So if you eat the seed they don’t exist? But how do you eat them if they don’t exist?

Gismondo Gismondo 2:00 pm 03 Apr 12

The point being that you ingest these seeds with the melon. There is no need to de-seed the pink weed

Duffbowl Duffbowl 11:41 am 03 Apr 12

For a given value of seedless, obviously.

I vaguely recall asking a greengrocer this question some time ago, and the basic answer was that as the seeds have not fully developed, they are considered seedless.

No, it still makes no sense to me either.

geoffappleby geoffappleby 11:32 am 03 Apr 12

Ahh much better. Thankyou sir.

To be honest, the main thing I get from the sign is what appears to be some sort exclamation:

Sweet seedless watermelon, batman!

geoffappleby geoffappleby 11:26 am 03 Apr 12

Maybe I’m missing something, but…how do i look at a bigger version of this picture?

    johnboy johnboy 11:28 am 03 Apr 12

    You let me know i’ve forgotten to fix the size value!

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