Watermelon

 Crimson Sweet

Crimson Sweet

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

 

 Sunshine

Sunshine

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.

We grow two different type of melons: Crimson Sweet (red) and Sunshine (yellow).  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