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