I was so thrilled to find a Yellow Doll watermelon at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago. I hauled it around the market as I picked up a few more items, satisfied with my prize. As I was paying for some carrots, I asked the farmer to lop the tops off. “You know you the tops are edible right?” he asked as he passed me my change. I then launched into a lengthy story of how my freezer was full of carrot top pesto, blah, blah, blah. Finally got home, no Yellow Doll in sight. In all of my pesto smugness I’d left it with the carrot farmer, his consolation prize for having to listen to my five-minute response. Fortunately there was another Yellow Doll waiting for me a week later. And it was well worth the wait…
ME: Ok, wait guys. What are these called?
SAM: Uh, yellow baby.
ME: Yes! You were the closest. Yellow doll, that’s right.
EMMA: Yellow dolly.
ME: What does it look like?
EMMA: A tomato.
ME: It does look a little bit like yellow tomatoes. What’s different between these than our usual watermelons?
SAM: They’re yellow.
ME: Yeah, they’re yellow and what else?
LAUREN: They’ve got blacker seeds.
ME: Yeah, they’ve got darker seeds. With our other watermelons you can kind of eat the seeds. But with these ones you really should not eat the seeds. Or else….
ME: You will grow…
LAUREN: A watermelon out of your head.