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Seedless Watermelons

According to the USDA, watermelon has 46 calories per cup, which is 20 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C and 17 percent vitamin A.

Watermelon is full of lycopene, a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables a pinkish red color.

Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable. It can be traced back to the squash, pumpkin, and cucumber family known as Cucurbitaceae.

Watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the US, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
Watermelon is also more than 91 percent water, according to the USDA.

Don’t forget to store your watermelon in a cool area (50-60 degrees F) until it’s ready to be cut.

Did you know North Carolina produces roughly 6% of all watermelon grown in the United States?

Our Process

At Howell Farming Company we produce nutritious and delicious seedless watermelons. Take a look at our unique process.

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In March we plant seeds in trays. The plants will be raised in our greenhouse until they are large enough to be transplanted to the field.

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Howell Farming Co. watermelons are planted in rows on raised beds. Plastic mulch is used to warm the soil and decrease weed growth.

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Plants are transplanted to the field in late May. Workers ride a setter, placing each seedless watermelon plant in the row by hand. The workers walking behind the setter are planting seeded varieties, which are needed for pollination.

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Within 60 days of transplanting, the vines produce the first watermelons.

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Vines can grow 6-8 feet during the season. Our watermelons are ready for harvest around July 4th and continue to be harvested until September.

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The rind is not tough so watermelons are hand-picked. Workers cut each ripe melon from the vine and carefully load them on a trailer in the field.

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Watermelons are taken to our central packing shed where they are washed, graded and packed based on size.

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Most watermelons are packed in bins that hold between 35 and 60 melons. The bins are shipped to grocery stores, schools and other markets.

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Watermelon is nutritious and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways during the summer.

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