There is something called ‘Watermelon Month’ in the US. It is the month of July and it is called so because it is this month when watermelon production in the country is the highest.
In China, it is a custom that the guests offer watermelons to the hostess as a gift. Watermelons were put into the burial tombs of Pharaohs as it was believed by the Egyptians that the fruit will nourish them in their afterlife.
Here’s a stunner – there are square watermelons. Japan is the country where these square variants are grown. They don’t grow naturally. They are simply manipulated.