• Due to the disruptive weather patterns this past spring and early summer, the watermelon industry has been seeing a higher than normal incidence of the condition known as Hollow Heart. While the internal cracking has no negative impact on the taste, quality or safety of the product, its appearance on cutting may raise questions with customers who are not familiar with the symptom. The attached materials will provide you and your produce department staff all of the current scientific and regulatory information on the subject

  • Watermelon Hollow Heart
U.S. Standards for Grades of Watermelon Watermelon Inspection Instructions
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