In Praise of Watermelon: Origins, Memories, Recipes

Watermelon may be awkward to grow, store and eat, but this delicious summer fruit deserves recognition. We offer some tips for how to grow and harvest watermelon, plus recipes for Watermelon Sorbet and Watermelon Soup.

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Is watermelon—easily and wholeheartedly enjoyed during childhood—embarrassing to adult sensibilities?
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