Celebrated on August 3rd
The Japanese grow square watermelon. How? They place square glass boxes around a growing fruit so it becomes square as it grows. The Japanese like them because they’re small and don’t roll around. They fit neatly in a refrigerator. The downside? These watermelon cost about $82!
A watermelon’s flesh is not always red alternatively can be orange, green, yellow or white.The scientific name for a watermelon is ‘Citrullus Lanatus’
Early explorers used watermelons as canteens. In 1796, the first cookbook was published in the United States. It included a recipe for Watermelon Rind Pickles.