Sink into the refreshing sweetness of Watermelons, the most vibrant and juicy summer treat. When tasting the red, juicy flesh on a hot day, you're not just savoring a delightful fruit but indulging in a taste of sun-soaked sweetness. Let's explore the secrets of growing and caring for this iconic symbol of summer so you can enjoy the ultimate garden-to-table experience.
Watermelon, scientifically known as Citrullus lanatus, is a sprawling vine plant that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. Depending on the seed variety, the vines can grow up to 10-12 feet (3-3.5 meters) long. Originating from tropical Africa, Watermelons are widely grown for their fruits. Varying in size, Watermelon fruits range from tiny-small to large, classic Watermelons weighing up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) or more. Their green, mottled peel covers juicy, pink, red, or yellow flesh, depending on the variety. Commonly available types include the classic red-fleshed and the refreshing yellow-fleshed fruits with seeds.