Everything You Need To Know About Picnic Watermelons

Watermelons are synonymous with summertime. They are the perfect treat to enjoy at any backyard barbecue, picnic lunch, or just at home for a sweet snack! It is great on its own, in a salad, or as a sweet addition to your drink. Watermelons contain high amounts of water, making them a great way to keep hydrated in the heat. They also contain vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium and a little bit of protein, as well as antioxidants that can combat harmful free radicals, reports Healthline. The site also reports that this low-calorie fruit contains fiber, which can help with digestion, and may make you feel fuller for longer.

There are several varieties of watermelons that will grow bigger than others, and give you the most fruit for your money. Picnic watermelons are great for feeding groups, and they are probably exactly what you picture when you think of watermelon.

Enough to feed a crowd

These watermelons are ideal for feeding groups of people because they tend to grow larger and need a longer growing time, according to Gardener's Path. The site also reports that there are several different varieties of picnic watermelons: Allsweet, Crimson Sweet, Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped, Sweet Princess, Georgia Rattlesnake, and Charleston Gray.

Picnic watermelons can get pretty huge. The Spruce Eats reports that, on average, they can weigh between 15 to 50 pounds. It also states that the Guinness World Record-holding watermelon weighed 279 pounds, and was of the picnic variety. These watermelons are characterized by their bright green rind, are juicy, and red inside — exactly what we picture when we think of the perfect watermelon. If you are looking to feed a crowd, picnic watermelons are the way to go. If you wind up with some leftover at the end of the cookout, check out these recipes to use up that extra watermelon.