Watermelons are believed to be related to cucumbers and squash, meaning this fruit is actually a vegetable! The melon's origins are believed to trace back to Africa, but can also be found in China and later Europe before being introduced to the US around the 16th century. Both the flesh and the rind are edible, but the rind is often left uneaten because of its bitter taste.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup diced
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 46
  • Calories from fat: 2
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Total Carbs: 11g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 17%
  • Vitamin C: 21%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 2%


Handling & Storage


Year-round, with peak June-October

Also Known As

Uncut, watermelon stores for up to one week. Cut water melon should be wrapped and stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Carolina Cross
  • Yellow Crimson
  • Orangeglo
  • Moon and Stars


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