Of the more than 50 varieties of watermelon, the most common kinds are seeded, seedless, picnic, icebox and yellow or orange-fleshed. They typically range in weight from about 5 pounds to more than 30 pounds.
Seedless watermelons, which first were produced commercially in the 1990s, tend to be less sweet than seeded. In actuality, seedless watermelons have tiny, undeveloped, easily digested seeds, so while they aren’t technically seedless, there aren’t any large seeds to spit or pick out. Picnic watermelons are the large, red variety many of us picture when we think of watermelon. They typically range in size from 15 pounds to 45 pounds. Icebox watermelons are tiny and more suited to serving just a few people. They tend to grow to anywhere between 5 pounds and 15 pounds. Although red-fleshed watermelons may be the most familiar to shoppers, yellow and orange varieties also are available. The color of the watermelon skin and rind can vary as well, from rich green to yellow.
What are you passionate about? Everyone has something unique to offer the world. The Al Beech West Side Food Pantry, in Kingston, PA, where I volunteer, empowers its volunteers to lead with their passions and hobbies, which helps fight hunger with dignity. What does that look like? Here are some examples:
When people lead with their passion, dignity is cultivated, which encourages more of those struggling with food insecurity to use their local food pantry’s services.
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