The fruit has a smooth hard rind—usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots—and a sweet, juicy interior flesh—usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white—with many seeds, which can be soft and white or hard and black.
The fruit can be eaten raw, pickled or the rind cooked.
Considerable breeding effort has been put into disease-resistant varieties and into developing a “seedless” strain with only digestible white seeds.
Many cultivars are available, producing mature fruit within 100 days of planting the crop.
GreenPoint’s Watermelon take 600 acres out of cultivation and are commercialized from October to December and March to June.