The watermelon probably originated in Southern Africa, then spread northward to the Valley of the Nile where it was cultivated for some time before again spreading to the north, east and west..
Watermelons are generally large, oval, and a mottled green color with red or pink flesh.
Look for fruit that is yellow on the underside, without bruises, soft spots, or cuts.
How much does a watermelon weigh?
|The average grocery store watermelon runs 20 to 25 US pounds, and yields about 14 to 18 pounds of edible fruit.
|15″ Long 7-1/2″ dia
|18″ Long 9-1/2″ dia
|1/16 of 1 Melon
|About 12 balls