SIGNS of the SEASON

Central Florida Ag News|June 2020

SIGNS of the SEASON
Florida’s Climate Is Perfect for Growing Watermelon
ERIKA ALDRICH

WATERMELON is a perennial summer favorite, and a big majority of the nation’s watermelon is grown in The Sunshine State. With Florida’s tropical weather and daily sunshine, watermelon is harvested throughout the year, though the highest production windows in Florida are from April through July, followed by a second wave in September and October. Watermelons love the heat and humidity! Explore the statistics and economic contributions this summer favorite makes to the Florida ag industry.

Watermelons and Florida

It’s no wonder that watermelon is a favorite staple during the summer in homes across the country. It’s sweet, flavorful, and packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants. Watermelon’s name is derived from its high water content, which is about 92%.

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