According to old tradition, in Mediterranean countries the host always brings the most delicious of all watermelons home from the market. He tapped on his watermelon, weighed it and found it good. This watermelon should be as heavy as possible, because after all many want to have a piece.

Berry in XXL format
Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are related to pumpkins and botanically belong to the berry fruits just like currant, spiked or raspberries. The largest harvest of watermelons is in China. Watermelons usually come to us from Spain or Greece. In the meantime, fruit growers who are keen to experiment have also established fields with the delicious fruits in protected areas.

Suitable for heat
In high summer it is high season for watermelons. A bite into the slightly red flesh reveals its secret: slightly sweet, fruity and full of juice, it refreshes and immediately quenches your thirst. At the same time, minerals lost during sweating are replaced. The fruit's own sugar of watermelons provides easily digestible energy. Thus watermelons are an excellent addition for summer picnics of all kinds.

Small but powerful!
Size does not determine taste. There are also small tasty watermelons. The decisive factor is whether the fruit was able to ripen under ideal conditions. Full-bodied, relatively heavy for its size and of a slightly hollow, deep sound - this is what distinguishes the best watermelons.

Author: Brigitte Neumann