Silly Food Fact
Just how big can a watermelon grow? Well, the world record is a colossal 268 pounds, grown in Arkansas in 2005. On the other side of the scale, a mature watermelon can be as tiny as 1 pound. There are an unbelievable 1200 varieties of watermelon, and they aren’t always red inside. You can find yellow, orange, and white watermelon, too. Seedless varieties are the most common (only 20% of melons sold have the familiar small, black seeds).