[Sca-cooks] Newbie Question about Watermelon

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 2 11:31:38 PDT 2007

Liz Wilson wrote:
> I am new to the SCA and read a great but fairly general article for beginners that broke fruits and vegetables down into New World and Old World foods, but I didn't see watermelon on the list.  The article indicated that cantalope (musk melons) and honeydew were Old World.  This article was from the SCA websites.  Does anyone know the status and/or history of  watermelon, or how it would have been served?  I am assuming that it was seasonable and was probably limited to warmer climates.
> Cristiana 

Yes, watermelon goes way back to the Kalahari Desert, as a source of 
portable water and sugar.  Not today's bloated seedless specimens of 

Lookit here:  www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-FRUITS/fruit-melons-msg.html


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