2017 National Watermelon Day

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3rd August

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This big fruit deserves it's own big day. So, we give pause to celebrate watermelons on National Watermelon Day. Sweet and tasty, watermelons, are one of summer's favorite fruit. It's standard fare at picnics. While watermelon is over 90% water, it sure tastes good. And, what picnic would be complete without a seed spitting contest?

Our research was unable to establish this day a a true national day (which requires an act of congress). We also have not uncovered the origin of this day. we suspect it originated by an agricultural organization, or perhaps a wild and crazy watermelon fan.

National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is observed on August 03. Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon has a smooth exterior rind (usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white).

Watermelons were grown by Native Americans in the 16th century. Early French explorers found the fruit being cultivated in the Mississippi Valley. Today, farmers in approximately 44 states in the US grow watermelon commercially. Georgia, Florida, Texas, California and Arizona are the US's largest watermelon producers.

Please don't limit your consumption of watermelon to just this month. Stores carry watermelon twelve months of the year.




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