1. Seedless watermelons aren’t genetically modified. Seedless watermelons were first created over 50 years ago.

2. Because watermelons are native to Africa, they need hot, sunny conditions to thrive.

3. Watermelons are 92 percent water. Early explorers sometimes carried watermelons instead of canteens.

4. Over 300 types of watermelons are grown in the U.S., although only about 50 varieties are grown for grocery stores.

5. The U.S. ranks fourth in the world for watermelon production. Top watermelon growing states include California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Georgia.

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