Monday, June 9, 2014

Why is a watermelon green on the outside?

Anonymous asks, "Hi Friendly! I have a question that's bugging me for a while now: why are watermelons green on the outside?"

Um . . . Chlorophylls on the outside, flavanoids on the inside? I pirated that guess of a pigmented answer from here.

I did study botany for a year back in my collage days, but that stuff is just a really really distant memory now. Probably a better question for the people at whataboutwatermelon.com. ;)

(Why am I remembering something crazy I once said about watermelons on a Ravenwood Radio podcast? What was that?)

Happy Dueling

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