Nothing says summer like fresh, ripe watermelon, and with year-round availability, it's the perfect complement to any salad bar or buffet line. What Native to Africa, the watermelon is one of two broad categories of melon (the other being muskmelon). Today, over 1,200 varieties of watermelons are grown worldwide in 96 countries. The most popular varieties include Picnic, Seedless, Icebox, Yellow Flesh and Mini-watermelons. Forty-four states grow watermelons, with Florida, Texas, ...

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