Tag: Bradford Watermelon

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The Bradford: Not Just Another Watermelon

Watermelons are a summertime staple in South Carolina, and this year Chef Forrest Parker, Sous Chef Tim Pettit, Chef Frank Lee, and the Old Village Post House’s culinary team decided to take this traditional fruit up a notch. The Bradford Watermelon, one of the three oldest North American watermelons, was developed in the 1850’s near Sumter, SC by Nathaniel Napolean Bradford and … Read More

Chef Forrest Parker

The Bradford Watermelon is Back after a 100-year Hiatus!

Dr. David Shields from USC has been instrumental in returning the Bradford watermelon, recently thought extinct, to production. This native SC strain has not been seen in production since 1920. Tuesday, August 27th marked the first shipment of these watermelons to market in almost 100 years. A few of these native strain watermelons made their way to High Cotton Greenville’s … Read More