A fruit with more than 1,000 varieties. The exterior can be light green and/or dark green and the interior is typically a dark pink/ red color. It is grown with or without black or white seeds, depending on the variety.
Native of subtropical and tropical Africa.
Watermelons were introduced to China in the 10th century, likely through trade with the Middle East.
Watermelon contain 90% water.
“History of Watermelon” from Vegetable Facts http://www.vegetablefacts.net/vegetable-history/history-of-watermelon
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)