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Watermelons

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Transcript of Watermelons

Watermelons
By Thuy Pham

what are the conditions that help the watermelon grow in & How are they treated in order for them to taste good?
Watermelons require a long time to grow (1)
Don't do well in the extremely hot and humid parts of the U.S. (1)
Don't do well in the cold North and South Poles of the Earth (3)
Watermelons need lots of water and nutrients! (1)
answer to question (continued)
They need 6 hours of sun to per day (1)
7-10 days to produce
Test the readiness by thumping the fruit(2)
Use a sharp knife or garden shears to cut the watermelons cleanly from the vine near the fruit (3)
This shows a time lapse of how a watermelon produces over time if you give it the correct treatment and nourishment it needs, such as sunlight, water, and fertilizer.
Were originally from South Italy
Watermelons were found in Southern Africa from David Livingstone (1)
Alphonse de Candolle found these fruit to have been grown in tropical regions (2)
Citrullus colocynthis is believed to be a wild ancestor of watermelon (2)
Were found growing in China (1)
Answer to Question 2 (Cont.)
Answer to Question 2 (Cont.)
Answer to Question 3
Answer to Question 3 (Cont.)
Bibliography for Question 3
Answer to the question!
growing watermelons
Glossary
Horticulturists- 1.cultivation of gardens: the science, skill, or occupation of cultivating plants, especially flowers, fruit, and vegetables, in gardens or greenhouses
PH (Power of Hydrodgen)- PH is short for the power of Hydrogen. It's the measure of acidity OR alkalinity in a solution.
Citrullus colocynthis- known as the bitter apple or bitter cucumber- native to Asia, Turkey, Nubia and Trieste (grows in deserts)
Supple- bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible.
Some Pictures of The Process!
Here are two watermelons hidden in the patch.
A farmer is checking on the watermelons in this photo.
Here, shows the cultivation of cubic watermelons grown in Japan.
A young watermelon looks like this from about 60 days.
Bibliography for Question One
answer to question 2
Web Site- WikiHow. "Three Ways to Grow Watermelons" How to Grow Watermelons. (Date Published: Unknown) Author: NA. http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Watermelons
Article- Wehner, T 2014, 'Watermelon' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, 10 February 2014, <http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar594880>.
Video- Youtube. "How To Grow Watermelons" How to Grow Watermelons, Youtube. 23 April 2010, (Won't let me post link.)
Watermelon seeds were found from the tomb of King Tut (1)
The Spanish then brought watermelon to the America’s in the 1500’s (1)
Bibliography for Question 2
Article- Unknown, Author. "Watermelon." Watermelon. Date Published, Unknown. Location Published, Unknown. Date Published, Unknown. http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/files/fns/pdf/ffvp_fs_wm.pdf
Website- Vegetable, Gardner. "How to Grow Watermelons." How To Grow Watermelons. 29 June, 2010. Location Published, Unknown. 29 June, 2010. http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2856/how-to-grow-watermelons/page/all
Website- Wikipedia. "Watermelons" History and Culture. Date Published, Unknown. Location Published, Unknown. Date Updated, Unknown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon
Website- Aggie Horticulture. "An African Native of World Popularity." An African Native. Date: NA. Texas A&M System. Date Published: NA. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/vegetabletravelers/watermelon.html
The slave trade was a major vehicle in transporting watermelon to the US (1)
Enslaved field hands would plant watermelon in the cotton fields (1)
what is the origin of watermelons and why and how were they brought over?
how is watermelon healthy for you and what parts can you eat besides the flesh?
Watermelons have many useful parts (3)
Watermelon’s rind or the outer layer can be preserved as pickle (3)
People in the Middle East drink watermelon beer (3)
Flesh of a melon is a staple food and is also used for animal feed (3)
Web Site- Unknown Author. "Watermelon" What's New and Beneficial about Watermelons. Date Published Unkown. Location Published Unknown. Second Date Unknown. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31#healthbenefits
Video- The Health Benefits of a Watermelon. e-Health-Bay. 11 Aug, 2013. 2 Minutes. (Won't let me post link)
Website- Aggie Horticulture. "An African Native of World Popularity." An African Native. Date: NA. Texas A&M System. Date Published: NA. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/vegetabletravelers/watermelon.html
Thanks for watching!
Music By: EXO- Growl (Korean Ver.)
Watermelon's Marketing Table
This shows production from the years 1993 to 1997.
Questions
1. What are the
conditions
a watermelon needs to grow in and how are they treated in order for them to taste good?
2. What is the
origin
of a watermelon and why were they brought over?
3. How is watermelon healthy for you and what is the
significance
of the other parts besides the rind?
Some Charts of Watermelon Benefits
Watermelons influence food flavors everywhere!
Sour Watermelons
Watermelon Airheads
Watermelon Oreos
Watermelon Jolly Ranchers
Watermelon Sour Belts
Watermelon Lollipops
Watermelon Rock Candy
Watermelon Gum
Watermelon Candy Canes
Watermelon Salt Water Taffy
Watermelon Laffy Taffy
Watermelon Macarons
Seeds can be roasted (3)
Seeds are eaten in Asia during special events and festivals (3)
Contain iron and zinc that is healthy for your bodies (1)
1 gram of protein per 24 seeds comes when you eat watermelons (2)
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