The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Watermelons are now grown in 96 countries worldwide.
How to Select
Choose symmetrical watermelons with dried stems and yellowish undersides, heavy for size.
How to Store
Store whole watermelons at room temperature. Refrigerate cut watermelons in airtight container for use within 5 days.
How to Prepare
Wash the watermelon before cutting it with a wet cloth or paper towel. There are many ways to cut a watermelon. The flesh can be sliced, cubed, or scooped into balls. Watermelon is delicious to eat as is, or can be enjoyed in a fruit salad.