Crimson Sweet Watermelon Watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) – A member of the
cumber family and close relative of the citron melon (a
US native melon), watermelons are enjoyed by aboriginal
people and jungle animals in the tropical jungles of Africa
they call home.  Through early explorations, watermelons
are now dispersed throughout the world.  Extensive
breeding and crop selections have produced seedless
cultivars, cultivars with sweeter flesh, and watermelons
with different colored rinds and flesh.  There is no doubt
watermelon is the favorite summertime treat that has a
flavorful past and a tasty future.