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All About Water Melon

Latin name : Citrullus lanatus

Thought to be indigenous to tropical Africa, the watermelon has been cultivated for commerce since the 10th Century AD.

There are more than one thousand two hundred varieties of watermelon that differ in size, shape and colour.

Fruit fact...

The largest watermelon ever to be grown reached a record 262 pounds.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

July, August, September, October

Significant countries of origin

China, Caribbean, Spain, Turkey