Ruby Bliss™ Watermelon
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The Ruby Bliss™ watermelon is a large seedless variety with a tough exterior that when ripe, will sound like a hollow drum. Its exterior is a grassy green with subtle dark green striations running the length of its exterior. Beneath its thick, hard rind is a dense interior of ruby red flesh void of seeds. The Ruby Bliss™ watermelon is sweet and aromatic, with a crisp yet succulent texture.
Ruby Bliss™ watermelon are available year-round.
A member of the Cucurbitaceae family, the Ruby Bliss™ watermelon is a variety of the Citrullus lanatus species. Ruby Bliss™ watermelons are trademarked fruit grown and marketed exclusively by Dulcinea Farms based in Ladera Ranch, California. Dulcinea Farms is a subsidiary of Syngenta Seeds Inc. and has established farms up and down the western hemisphere specializing in fruits such as melons, apples, kiwi, grapes, stonefruit, avocados and mangoes. Everything, including the Ruby Bliss™ watermelons, are grown under strict guidelines regarding growing practices and harvesting so as to ensure a consistently high quality product.
Like many watermelon varieties, the Ruby Bliss™ watermelon is renowned for its hydrating properties, comprised of nearly 90 percent water. It also contains vitamins A, C and B-complex group, iron, fiber and the amino acid Arginine which has been shown to boost metabolism. They contain rich supplies of potassium which helps prevent sore muscles and lycopene known for antioxidant benefits.
Ruby Bliss™ watermelons are best eaten fresh, at the peak of ripeness. They can be utilized in applications that call for traditional seedless watermelon. Ruby Bliss™ watermelon can be pureed or juiced for use in beverages, desserts and chilled soups. The rind, though slightly bitter in flavor can be utilized in cooked or pickled preparations. For best flavor and texture refrigerate ripe and cut melons at 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Use care when storing this melon, keeping Ruby Bliss™ watermelons too close to ethylene producing fruits such as bananas, pears, tomatoes and apples will shorten their shelf life.
The Ruby Bliss™ watermelon was initially bred by Syngenta specifically for Dulcinea Farms as a means to provide a watermelon with increased levels of naturally occurring antioxidants, which give the fruit its rich red color. The melon grows best in the summer months in a hot and dry climate and requires well drained soils. Since the melons are grown in both the northern and southern hemispheres they have year-round summer growing conditions. International export and import allows these sweet watermelons to be enjoyed no matter the season, even in the middle of winter.
Recipes that include Ruby Bliss™ Watermelon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Dine and Dish||Vodka and Watermelon Cooler|
|We Know Stuff||Watermelon, Orange and Feta Salad|
|We are not Martha||Grilled Watermelon Salad|
|Food In Jars||Watermelon Jelly|
|The Perfect Pantry||Watermelon Gazpacho|
|Viet World Kitchen||Thai Melon Salad|