We have a plug at work for melons; can't find them elsewhere

Noteybook(5)July 20, 2013

I work at a fruit stand, and we have a plugger for watermelons. It's a cone-shaped tool that you use to pierce the melon, twist, and then pull out to get a core sample. I've been looking for one on my own and I didn't know if it went by another name or what. or if there were even tools specifically for plugging watermelons.
I've been looking online for one, but I can't find any information. Any suggestions on where to find/get one?

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luke_oh(zone 5 NE Ohio)

I haven't seen this done since I was a kid, approx. 60 yrs ago, but we just cut a triangle with a fruit knife with a long blade and test the melon. re insert the plug and off you go.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 8:43AM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

Just curious, I've never heard of this except when someone wanted to infuse it with something alcoholic!

Are you doing this while its on the vine? It doesn't spoil?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 12:19PM
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