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Photo of a boy eating a watermelon

Fruit starting with W

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.
Scientific name: citrullus lanatus
The watermelon is the fruit of a vine originally from South Africa. The fruit can be very big, and has a hard green rind with very juicy, sweet red flesh inside, full of black seeds. Watermelons are wonderful to eat fresh on a hot summer's day.