July is watermelon month! Summer is in full swing. It’s hot and muggy, time to seek out a cold and refreshing summer treat. It’s time for some watermelon. We’ve got exciting news. You get to spend the whole month of July celebrating and enjoying watermelon. It’s very likely that, in addition to enjoying juicy slices, you will enjoy it in many other forms, too. Try our Watermelon lemonade recipe from last week and tell us about it.
July is the peak harvest month for watermelons. Yup, we certainly consume a lot of watermelons during the summer months. But, this healthy and nutritious fruit can and should be eaten in the other months of the year, too. Did you know that the entire watermelon is edible? The rind can be pickled and is also used in stir fries. The seeds can be roasted and eaten as a snack, similar to pumpkin seeds.
World Record Watermelon: Watermelons can grow quite large, make that huge. Sure, there are small, home garden varieties that just about fit into the palm of your hand. But, watermelons can weigh hundreds of pounds each. The world record heaviest watermelon weighed in at 350.5 pounds on October 4, 2013. It was grown by Chris Kent of Sevierville, Tennessee.
We encourage you to celebrate watermelons all month long, and all summer for that matter. Take up the challenge to see how many different ways you can enjoy watermelons.