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Watermelon
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Watermelon is a fruit.


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Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum & Nakai, family Cucurbitaceae) refers to both fruit and plant of a vine-like (climber and trailer) herb originally from southern Africa and one of the most common types of melon. This flowering plant produces a special type of fruit known by botanists as a pepo, which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp); pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon (although not in the genus Cucumis), has a smooth exterior rind (green or yellow) and a juicy, sweet, usually red or yellow, but sometimes orange, interior flesh. The flesh consists of highly developed placental tissue within the fruit and much water. The former name Citrullus vulgaris (vulgaris meaning "common" — Shosteck, 1974), is now a synonym of the accepted scientific name for watermelon, Citrullus lanatus.

Since humanity's expansion into the Orion Arm, a variety of Earth-native plants and animals have been transplanted onto colonies to provide crops to supply the colony and others. Watermelons were a major export of Harvest before its destruction by the Covenant. The Harvest colony grew melons using transplanted seeds from Earth. A shipment of watermelons from Harvest to Madrigal aboard the freighter Horn of Plenty suffered a slipspace drive malfunction in 2524, fatefully placing it in range of a Covenant Jackal ship, which boarded the vessel, sampled some of the melons, and destroyed the ship, fatefully making it first contact between humans and Covenant species, sparking the Human-Covenant War.[1]

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  1. Halo: Contact Harvest

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Watermelon is probably the most popular Melon in the world today. There are over 50 known varieties of watermelon, but the four best known types of watermelon are allsweet, ice-box, seedless and yellow-fleshed. As its name would suggest, a Watermelon's flesh is composed of 92% water and 8% sugar. This gives this melon a very refreshing taste which is accented by a sweet flavor. Recently research has shed new light on its potential health benefits. Watermelon contains high concentrations of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases.

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About Watermelon

An allsweet watermelon

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum & Nakai, family Cucurbitaceae) refers to both fruit and plant of a vine-like (climber and trailer) herb originally from southern Africa and one of the most common types of melon. This flowering plant produces a special type of fruit known by botanists as a pepo, which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp); pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon (although not in the genus Cucumis), has a smooth exterior rind (green and yellow) and a juicy, sweet, usually pink, red, or yellow, but sometimes orange, interior flesh. The flesh consists of highly developed placental tissue within the fruit.

Buying Watermelon

When buying watermelon, look for obvious cracks, scars, mold and bruising on the melon's skin/rind. Watermelons will have a health green sheen on it's top and a dull yellow underside, where it touched the ground while growing. Watermelon skin/rind should be solid, and not be malleable in anyway. Sensitive and weak spots on the melon indicate bruising or rotting and should be avoided.

An ice-box watermelon

At easy way to determine if a watermelon is ripe is to knock on it. Healthy watermelon will sound hollow when it is knocked. Underripe watermelon will then to sound more solid, whereas overripe melon will give very little sound. Try to avoid melons that are pale green or white in color as well, as they indicate underripeness.

Preparing Watermelon

Watermelon should typically be cut either lengthwise or widthwise, depending on the size of the cuts required. After the melon has been halved, the flesh of the melon can be eaten right off of the rind/skin, or it is typically cut into smaller pieces or scooped out with a melon baller for serving.

Storing Watermelon

A yellow-fleshed watermelon

Watermelon, should be stored in a cool, dry place to prevent the onset of mold or spoiling. However, watermelon will keep for up to 2 weeks uncut at room temperature. Due to it's large size, seldom is refrigerating an entire melon an option, thus a cellar is usually recommended until the melon is cut. Watermelon is very difficult to ripen after it has been cut from the vine, so avoid buying underripe melon.


Once it has been cut, fridgeration is essential to prevent spoiling. Wrapping a halved melon in plastic wrap is suggested, or enclosing cut pieces into plastic containers or bags. It is possible, but not recommended to freeze watermelon, as it's already moist flesh tends to poorly survive thawing. Freezing should only be considered if the fruit is to be blended at a later date.

Cooking Watermelon

Watermelon, as with many melons, is seldom cooked and is often served raw. The sweet and moist nature of the melon doesn't offer many culinary avenues. When it is cooked, it is most often blended into soups or sauces. Watermelon is also noted for being blended into juices, salsas, sorbets and ice creams.

A seldom cooked dish, is Watermelon Steak where the actual melon itself is cut like a steak and grilled, which apparently has the texture of seared tuna.

Production of Watermelon

Square watermelon from Japan

An excerpt from wikipeida

For commercial plantings, one beehive per acre (over 9,000 m² per hive) is the minimum recommendation by the US Department of Agriculture for pollination of conventional, seeded varieties. Because seedless hybrids have sterile pollen, pollinizer rows of varieties with viable pollen must also be planted. Since the supply of viable pollen is reduced and pollination is much more critical in producing the seedless variety, the recommended number of hives per acre, or pollinator density, increases to three hives per acre (1,300 m² per hive).

In Japan, farmers of the Zentsuji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle.[4] The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store, but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed.

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Watermelon

A Watermelon is an item of food produced via the farming skill. However, like pineapples, watermelons cannot be consumed whole. Players must first use a knife to cut the watermelon into three slices. Each of these heals some hitpoints when consumed, though the number depends on the player's statistics[1].

Other uses for watermelons include being used as an ingredient in summer pies, though players need level 95 Cooking to make these[2]. They can use watermelons in a Compost Bin to make supercompost, or use one to make the head of a scarecrow[3]. Players need 6 watermelons to pay a gardener to watch over a growing jangerberry bush, or 10 to watch over a growing pineapple tree[4].

A watermelon that is ready to be harvested.

Players can grow their own watermelons by planting three watermelon seeds in an allotment patch at level 47 Farming[5]. They can plant a nasturtium seed in the flower patch to help protect the growing watermelons from disease[3], or pay the gardener 10 curry leaves to watch over the plants and ensure they grow[4]. Planting a watermelon patch earns the player 48.5 farming experience points. Harvesting a watermelon patch earns the player 54.4 farming experience points per melon. Wielding the Magic Secateurs whilst harvesting increases the yield of a melon patch by 10%.

References

  1. ^ Cooking - Food list. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex. Retrieved on 2008-10-16.
  2. ^ Cooking - Extra Features. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex. Retrieved on 2008-10-16.
  3. ^ a b Farming - The Basics. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex. Retrieved on 2008-10-16.
  4. ^ a b Farming - Gardeners. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex. Retrieved on 2008-10-16.
  5. ^ Farming - Seeds. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex. Retrieved on 2008-10-16.
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