“It's green outside & red inside. It makes a perfect Christmas fruit! Watermelon is a thirst quencher, a great way to detox too! So, there you have it, a list for the Christmas …”
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“A low calorie dessert for the whole crowd! Especially good in the summer, but winter is ok too (not an issue if you live in say - Arizona).”
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“My favorite summer fruit. I love cutting them up and putting it in the fridge for a nice, cool snack whenever I please. Perfect thirst quenching snack. Just don't …”
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum & Nakai, family Cucurbitaceae) can be both the fruit and the plant of a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) herb originally from southern Africa and one of the most common types of melon. This flowering plant produces a special type of fruit known by botanists as a pepo, a berry, which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp); pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon (although not in the genusCucumis), has a smooth exterior rind (green, yellow, and sometimes white) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, red, and sometimes green if not ripe).