It is born from the watermelon, herbaceous plant and creeping stems of the Cucurbitaceae family. Its origin dates back to ancient Egypt.
Fruit almost round large. Its skin is hard and greenish in color and the flesh is very fleshy and juicy pink or red with numerous seeds.
There are many varieties depending on the size, skin color and / or pulp. From the genetic point of view, there are two varieties: Diploid watermelons or with seeds and Triploid watermelons or with white seeds, softer and hardly noticeable and green skin with white stripes.