Archive for March 6th, 2008

Watermelons in March

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

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Kids always want things they can’t have. When I was a kid, I wanted to eat watermelon – every winter. Of course in summer, I could take it or leave it. Today you can buy watermelon any time of the year. Why? Because there’s greater consumer demand for it. Why? One reason is the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
I love their site: www.watermelon.org

Did you know?

• The largest watermelon ever recorded weighed 262 pounds.
• There are over 200 varieties grown in the United States.
• A watermelon is 92% …. (duh) water.

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• The Japanese have developed a square watermelon for better handling, shipping, and storage. Unfortunately, each melon costs about 10,000 yen – $82.US.

Would you like to grow a square watermelon? Go to: http://squarewatermelons.com/