A summertime favorite among people of all ages, watermelons are sweet, tasty and packed full of nutrients.
Watermelons can also grow to be quite large and heavy.
How much does a watermelon weigh?
Average Weights For Different Types Of Watermelons
- Little Baby Flower – 2 to 4 pounds (0.90 to 1.81 kg)
- Orange Crisp – 17 to 19 pounds (7.71 to 8.61 kg)
- Crimson Sweet – 15 to 25 pounds (6.80 to 11.33 kg)
- Starlight – 10 to 12 pounds (4.53 to 5.44 kg)
- Sunshine – 8 to 10 pounds (3.62 to 4.53 kg)
- Dark Belle – 5 to 7 pounds (2.26 to 3.17 kg)
- Sorbet Swirl – 10 pounds (4.53 kg)
- New Orchid – 7 to 9 pounds (3.17 to 4.08 kg)
- Farmers Wonderful – 14 to 16 pounds (6.35 to 7.25 kg)
- Sorbet – 6 to 8 pounds (2.72 to 3.62 kg)
- Sweet Favorite – 10 to 12 pounds (4.53 to 5.44 kg)
A watermelon is made up of 92% water and about 6% sugar.
Although most people will only eat the flesh inside of a watermelon, the green rind on the outside can also be consumed.
In some countries, it is used as a vegetable by being stir-fried, stewed and pickled.
Also in a lot of Asian countries, the seeds are dry roasted and consumed as snacks.
There are four main categories of watermelon.
Within those categories, there are over 1200 different varieties.
The inside flesh of a watermelon can range in color from orange, yellow, pink, or white.
One of the most commercially available watermelons and the variety you are most likely to see in the store is the Charleston Grey Watermelon.
This is because they have a high resistance to disease, can be transported easily and have good yields.
~ Fun Fact ~
According to the Guinness book of world records, the largest watermelon ever grown weighed a staggering 350.5 pounds (159 kg)!