Watermelon quick facts.

  • Watermelon is one of the healthiest fruits with multiple benefits.
  • 1200 varieties of watermelons are found in the world.
  • Eating watermelons daily will improve your heart and bone health.
  • Watermelons are 92% water only with a quite nutritious seeds. Its seed contains high level of magnesium, zinc and protein.
  • Watermelon belongs to pumpkin family i.e. cucurbit family. It is considered as a vegetable (Wolford, 2004).

  • Dry season with hot, sunny weather and deep or rich soil is best preferred by watermelons.
  • Grown from seeds of open-pollinated heirloom variety. Soil should be at least 18°C for germination.
  • If you have heavy clay soil; raise your bed.

 

  • Have male and female flowers on the same vine.
  • Female flowers are larger with tiny melon at the beginning of flowering too.
  • Initial greenish patch at bottom of the fruit turns into yellowish on maturation.
  • Other way to know about watermelon maturation is knocking down with hand. Unripe melons have higher pitcher sound.

  • Use nitrogen-based fertilizers at the beginning of germination.
  • After flowering apply phosphorous and potassium-based fertilizers for optimal melon production.
  • 280 gram of watermelon gives about 80 calories.

Health benefits

  1. Lycopene compounds found in watermelon- lower risk of heart diseases.
  2. Reduce aortic stiffness found in older woman with menopause.
  3. Arginine compound helps to improve blood flow.
  4. Keep you hydrated.
  5. Contains fiber-improves digestive system.
  6. Skin and hair benefits.
  7. Cancer prevention through antioxidants.

 

Kiran ghimire

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  1. Hi Deepak,
    I would like to inform if you have any fresh ripen Rudraksha fruit in stock for growing.
    Please let me know the price and airmail costs to : The Netherland

    Best regards,
    Amar

    1. We do have but at the moment we have shipping issues. We would let you know shortly. Please stay with us. Thank you for your concern.

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