Watermelon taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Watermelon fruit (Citrullus Lanatus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Watermelon as it is a combination of genus (Citrullus) and species (C. lanatus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Watermelon is Cucurbitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Watermelon
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Watermelon that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Watermelon Facts are:
- Watermelon contain 91% of water.
- In Japan & Chine, watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
- Entire watermelon is edible, even the rinds & seeds.
- There are more than 1200 varieties grown in the world.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Sugar Baby, Sangria, Golden Midget, Starlight, Jubilee, Starbrite, Extazy, Stars 'n' Stripes, Mickylee, Yellow Baby, Yellow Doll, Little Baby Flower, Sweet Favorite and Cream of Saskatchewan. It is not available in seedless variety.