insides of watermelon

Carla1(5)January 30, 2014

Can anybody identify what this vein-like appearance is and what causes it?

It's inside a red seedless watermelon. The watermelon is hard, so it's not overripe and doesn't appear bad.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Carla1(5)

Here's another photo if that helps!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 1:37AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

That's part of the vascular system of the fruit. It carries nutrients and sugars inside the fruit sort of like blood vessels. Those seem over developed due to variety or growing conditions. It's safe to eat but probably doesn't make the best eating.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 10:04AM
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Carla1(5)

Great! Thank you for your help. I just cut around those "veins" and everything tastes fine.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 11:34PM
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Fascist_Nation(9b)

Good lord, it is the end of January! How are you growing watermelon? In a greenhouse?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 12:36AM
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Carla1(5)

Although I like to garden, I didn't grow this particular melon. I'm temporarily living in SE Asia near the Equator. This melon was bought in a grocery store and grown in Malaysia, where they grow year around.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 8:23AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I just bought watermelon seeds. It gets really hot here in summer! I was hoping you would get tons of advice. So I'm on my own, but looking forward to the adventure!

Suzi

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 10:37AM
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