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Watermelon Fun Facts

  • Ancient Egyptians first began cultivating watermelon in 4,000 B.C.
  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
  • In China and Japan, watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
  • There are more than 1,200 varieties of watermelon.
  • The largest watermelon on record was grown in 1990 and weighed 262 pounds.
  • The first cookbook published in the U.S., in 1796, featured a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.