Watermelon

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

 

Watermelons were originally domesticated in central and southern Africa where they served as an important water source in arid regions.  Watermelons are about 92% water and 6% sugar by weight.  They are rich in Vitamin C, beta carotene and red varieties contain lycopene.

Brookfield Farm grows three different type of melons: Crimson Sweet (red), Sunshine (yellow), and New Orchid (orange).  We pick our melons ripe so any melon that comes with your share is ready to eat.

Storage Tips:

  • Melons will keep for a week or so if kept cool and uncut.
  • Once cut open, melons should be eaten within a few days