Cutting up fruity pieces and arranging it on our rimmed serving platter is the perfect cap to every summer meal. Juicy watermelons provide your much-needed hydration and sugar and are the fruit of the hot season. Did you know that this beloved green-and-red fruit classic has ahistory of its own?
Seedless watermelons were not a thing until the 1960s, when O.J. Eigsti, Ph.D., found a way of modifying the genetic makeup of the watermelon to eliminate the tiny black seeds that make the fruit harder to eat.
Today, barbecue parties and outdoor adventures are made even better when you serve up some seedless watermelons. It’s interesting to know that this classic summer fruit has a unique trivia owed to it.