Well, cityman, there’s good news and bad news. You’re right about this being a perfectly ripe melon, but upon further review I think it is actually a perfectly ripe Gold Flower watermelon. Sorry about the mix up. I started wondering about the black seeds, since other Orangeglos seem to have white seeds. Then I compared the outside pattern on this melon to the other Orangeglos I’m growing and it was different. Also, I checked the ground spot on the other OGs, and they are still very white. So I think that this is a Gold Flower and I still have up to 2 weeks before the Orangeglos are ready. The good news is I’m happy with the Gold Flower, which is much earlier and productive in the north. Win-win!