|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Watermelon > Wiki

Wiki

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).
edit this info
What's your opinion on Watermelon?
rate
47 Ratings: +4.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
More Watermelon reviews
Quick Tip by . April 29, 2011
posted in Fruit Lovers
Caption
I love watermelon. It's not only a thirst quencher, it can even be eaten as a meal! Red is beautiful!      Try not to buy watermelon that's been cut up into pieces or half as germs germinate easily in this fruit if the temperature is hot. Hence, it's best to finish up this fruit as soon as it's cut!
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
It's no good for traveling and spoils very fast, but it's excellently refreshing.
Photos
Watermelon
Related Topics
Passion Fruit

A tropical fruit.

Fruits

A food

Jambu Air

Tropical fruit

Polls with this food
banana

Tropical Fruits

by

Apple

What is Your Favorite Fruit?

by

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists