Watermelon Growing Guide

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The scientific name of Watermelon is Citrillus lunatus and the plant is an annual fruiting vine that requires a relatively long, hot growing season to produce the iconic summertime treat familiar to picnickers everywhere. Actually Watermelon is one member of the very large Cucurbitaceae family of plants, a group that includes most of the vining vegetables, including squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. The watermelons that are grown in domestic gardens are all cultivars of the Citrillus lunatus species. Watermelon has been in cultivation for many centuries, thought to have originated almost five thousand years ago in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The seeds were brought to the United State by enslaved Africans. Thanks to hybridizing, there are over hundred cultivated varieties of watermelons, in assorted sizes, shapes, and colors. To learn how to grow Watermelon visit https://agricbooks.blogspot.com/2024/06/watermelon-growing-guide.html

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