August 3, 2015 – NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY – NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY

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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

National Watermelon Day is observed annually on August 3rd.  Watermelon is a fruit enjoyed by many and is a favorite of summertime events such as picnics and fairs.  Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it is so refreshing.

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary, and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon – although not in the genus Cucumis – has a smooth exterior rind (usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or…

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