Georgia Grown Watermelon

Juicy news!

Watermelon and summertime go together like sunshine and tan lines. Take a bite out of summer with Georgia Grown watermelon, available June through August. 92% water. 100% summer.

Little girl smiling holding a slice of watermelon
Watermelon cut in half

Seeded with sweetness, Georgia style.

Georgia sun and soil produce consistent crops of sweet melons that are grown locally and loved nationally. Watermelons are Georgia’s number one produce crop with more than 40,000 acres in production. Most watermelons are grown in the central portion of Georgia, around Crisp County near the city of Cordele.

Test Kitchen Approved

What summer tastes like

Whether included in your favorite recipes or eaten right of the rind, juicy Georgia melons make a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack anytime. Watermelon is low in calories, fat free, and a good source of Vitamins A and C.

Watermelon slices
Watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

10 mins


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Watermelon and kiwi popsicles

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

2 hours

Food With Feeling

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Watermelon drink

Watermelon Mojito

5 mins

Barefoot Contessa

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Ripe for the picking

Picking the perfect watermelon is a simple three-step process. 1: Look at the melon to check for cuts and bruises. 2: Lift the melon to check its weight (a ripe melon should be 92% water, making it heavy). 3: Turn the melon over to find the creamy yellow spot that indicates full ripeness. Thump. Slice. Crunch. Smile.