The largest producer of watermelons in the world is China, and the American state that grows the most watermelons is Florida. Watermelons are considered to have originated in Africa. More »

Commonly mistaken for a fruit, watermelons are actually vegetables that are part of the squash and cucumber family. The first watermelons, which originally grew in Africa, were mostly seeds and rind, while the watermelon... More »

Nutrients in watermelon include lycopene and citrulline. Lycopene is a phytonutrient that plays a role in supporting heart health and possibly bone health. Citrulline is an amino acid that the kidneys convert into anothe... More »

According to The National Gardening Association, watermelons split while still on the vine due to inconsistent watering and hot weather. When melons become overheated or engorged with water, pressure builds inside that b... More »

Due to its high water content, watermelon is a natural laxative, especially when enjoyed in large quantities. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelons are 92 percent water. More »

Making a decorative watermelon basket requires cutting a portion off the bottom of the watermelon, drawing stencil marks on the melon shell and making precision cuts to form the decorative top. The handle of the watermel... More » Food Cooking Fruit

The best fertilizer for growing watermelons is a 5-10-10 mixture in the beginning and a 33-0-0 mixture towards the middle of the watermelon growth cycle. The best mulch for growing watermelons is a mixture of straw, gras... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers