- Flower namewatermelon
- Scientific nameCitrullus lanatu
- AliasWatermelon, Citrullus lanatu
- Place of originSavannahs and deserts of tropical Africa
- Place of flowering
- Flowering season
What is watermelon
The watermelon (Citrullus lanatu) is an annual vine and fruit of the Cucurbitaceae family, native to the savannahs and deserts of tropical Africa. It is dioecious.
In summer, yellow flowers bloom from the leaf axils. In Japan, the watermelon fruit is spherical with a dark green wavy pattern on a green background. Some fruits are yellow in color. Watermelon fruits appear in summer and are often eaten chilled. The flesh is red and sweet with a high water content (90%), and there are many small, flat, glossy black seeds scattered inside. While the foreign variety is oblong with a light green linear pattern or no pattern on a green background.