Watermelons are 92 percent water. They are related to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash. There are over 1200 known varieties of watermelon grown around the world.Big, small, red, and yellow, there are several types of watermelons that hit the Abundant Harvest produce boxes each summer, usually starting the first week of July.
Serve chilled and fresh at your next picnic or incorporate watermelon into savory or sweet salads. Watermelon can also be used to make drinks or smoothies.
Watermelon seeds can also be roasted for a snack like pumpkin seeds.
Store uncut watermelons at room temperature for a week to ten days, and if you prefer, chill in the fridge before cutting and serving. Cut watermelon can be stored for three or four days in the fridge.