History of the watermelon
The origin story of watermelon is juicier and roots deep down in history. The botanists say Africa is the home town of watermelon and originated in tropical Africa about five thousand years ago. Historians and archaeologists have tracked thousands of years of evidence on fruit remnants in Egyptian tombs. Watermelon cultivation is visible during the Roman Era too.
Even though it is not precise when and how watermelon arrived in Southern Asian countries like India and Sri Lanka, the botanists say the cultivation started in India in the 7th century. By the 10th century, it has reached China.
There is a mention of watermelon in the Bible too. The watermelons mentioned in Bible days may be much more miniature than the giant watermelons grown in the USA and the other part of the world today.