When is watermelon season?

Watermelon is a fresh treat, a perfect dessert after a summer barbecue and above everything (you ladies!) a guilt-free pleasure, as it contains very little calories. We love to add it in our after gym smoothies and it’s also one of the most handsome fruits.

Although the watermelon season changes per state, the best time of the year to buy this fruit is between May and September because then it’s alternatively season in the four most important watermelon-growing states. Florida has an early watermelon season, between April and July. Watermelon season in Georgia is between June and September. Texas has a long watermelon season between May and November. A couple of months later, California kicks in between July and November. If you like to purchase locally produced watermelons, you can find the right watermelon season for your state in the following chart.

Watermelon season table

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Alabama
Alaska          
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

There are many ways to eat watermelons, add them to any salad, pickle them, spice them or make the easiest and healthiest pops. And they are great with fresh seafood too! Because it’s so easy to store them at home and because you can keep them in different ways for a while, they are a very easy fruit to upgrade almost any moment of the day (even the cocktail time). 

We know it, it’s difficult to know which watermelon is in the perfect ripe. If you feel the ends are softer and if you can hear a dull sound by thumping it, it’s good to go. Enjoy it!

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