Bathange

Watermelons are edible tropical plants which require a temperature more than 25 deg C to survive; they grow from 5-50 Pounds. The fruit contains Vitamins, Potassium and beta Carotene. This fruit is sweet and is popular in summer season; usually consumed as fruit salad, juice or wine. The seeds are also consumed by drying and roasting it. The rinds of watermelon are used for making pickles and also as a vegetable. The fruit is 91% water and 6% sugar. The cultivation of watermelon was started in 7th century and by 10th century this had reached china. Today China is the world’s largest watermelon producing country.

Kingdom

Plantae

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Citrullus

Species

C.lanatus

Botanical Name

Citrullus lanatus

Kodava Name

Bathange

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