There are many varieties of both seeded and seedless watermelons grown commercially in South Carolina. They are available in a variety of colors. Red flesh is the most common. Yes, the yellow and orange watermelons still taste like a red watermelon!
Seeded Watermelons generally fall into a particular variety type that is described by shape and the color of the watermelon and its stripes.
Oblong hybrid watermelon with light green stripes on a dark green background. Fairly thin rind with bright red flesh. Averages 21-26 pounds.
Oblong, blocky shaped hybrid watermelon with medium dark, fairly wide, green stripes on a light green background. Thick rind with a crisp red flesh. Averages 21-28 pounds.
Elongated shaped hybrid or open pollinator with dark green narrow stripes on a light green background. Fairly thick rind with red flesh. Averages 22-30 pounds.
Round, open pollinator with small, broken dark green stripes on a light green background. Fairly thick rind with finely textured crimson red flesh. Averages 18-25 pounds.
Round to slightly oval shaped watermelon with light or dark green stripes depending on the variety. Rind thickness varies and flesh is red. Average 5 to 12 pounds.
Round or oblong, depending on variety, with light or dark green stripes and background. Medium thick rind with bright red, yellow, or orange flesh. Averages 10-17 pounds. May contain a few edible, small white seeds. Occasionally, will contain a hardened dark seed.