I Love Watermelon!
By: Dani for Science Class
I love watermelon the best, out of all the culinary fruits. Watermelon is in the Cucurbitaceae family. The genus is Citrullus and the species is C. lanatus.
Watermelons do not ripen after harvest. They need warm weather to grow because they are tropical plants.
Watermelon seeds were found in one of the ancient Pharoah's tombs, so we know watermelons were grown thousands of years ago on the Nile River.
Watermelons are harvested in summer and they are grown all over the United States, even in my own backyard!