1. The scientific name for watermelon is ‘Citrullus Lanatus’.
  2. Watermelon is one of the few foods to be classified as both a vegetable and fruit.
  3. Watermelon came from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.
  4. The largest watermelon, grown by Chris Kent in 2013, weighed 350.5 pounds.
  5. The seedless watermelon was first “invented” over 50 years ago and they aren’t completely seedless. They have thin, tiny, edible seed coats that never developed into seeds.