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Types of watermelons that exist

Watermelon is one of the most iconic summer fruits, but did you know that there is an astonishing variety of types of watermelon out there?

Types of watermelons and their names: Discover the variety

From the classic to the more exotic, here is a complete guide to the different types of watermelons and their names so you can enjoy this refreshing fruit to the fullest.

Crimson Sweet Watermelon

We start with one of the most popular and widely available watermelon varieties: the Crimson Sweet watermelon. This watermelon is characterised by its dark green rind with lighter vertical stripes and its red, sweet flesh. It is perfect for eating fresh, sliced or in fruit salads.

Sugar Baby Watermelon

If you are looking for one of the most compact and sweetest kinds of watermelon, the Sugar Baby watermelon is the perfect choice. With its smaller size and dark green rind, this watermelon is ideal for individual snacks or to take with you to the beach. Its red flesh is juicy and sweet, perfect for satisfying your summer cravings!

Watermelon Yellow Crimson

Want something a little different? Try Yellow Crimson watermelon, which stands out for its yellow rind with green stripes. Inside, you’ll find a deep pink flesh and a sweet, juicy taste. This unique variety is a delight for the senses and will surely surprise your guests at any occasion.

Watermelon Moon and Stars

One of the most striking varieties is the Moon and Stars watermelon, so called because of its large, dark spots that resemble the moon and stars in the sky. This watermelon can have red or yellow flesh and offers a sweet and refreshing taste that will delight any fruit lover.

Watermelon Crimson Gold

For a more exotic option, try Crimson Gold watermelon. This variety is distinguished by its dark green rind with golden flecks and deep orange flesh. With a sweet and juicy flavour, this watermelon is a real gem that will add a splash of colour and flavour to any picnic table or outdoor gathering.

Piel de Sapo Watermelon

The Piel de Sapo watermelon is characterised by a dark green rind, often with lighter stripes and irregular spots. Its shape is oval and its size is usually large. The flesh of the Piel de Sapo watermelon is crisp and juicy, with a sweet and refreshing taste. Although its flesh is white to light green in colour, it has a firm and granular consistency, which makes it highly appreciated.

This variety tends to have small, soft seeds, which are less troublesome to eat compared to other watermelon varieties that have larger seeds.

Although it originated in Africa, the Piel de Sapo watermelon is widely cultivated and consumed in Spain, where it is one of the most popular varieties. It is also found in other Mediterranean countries and in regions with warm climates.

OrangeGlo Watermelon

The OrangeGlo watermelon has a light green rind with darker stripes or spots. Its shape is more oval than round, and its size can vary, but tends to be large. The flesh of the OrangeGlo watermelon is orange in colour, similar to melons, and has a juicy, succulent texture. Its flavour is sweet and refreshing, with a slight citrus hint.

Like other watermelon varieties, OrangeGlo may contain seeds, but they are usually small and easy to remove.

This variety is popular in many countries due to its sweet and juicy taste. Although not as common as the Piel de Sapo in Spain, the OrangeGlo watermelon can be found in some markets and supermarkets, especially during the summer season.

Which is the best watermelon?

The answer to this question depends largely on your personal preferences: do you prefer a classic red pulp or are you looking for something a little more unusual? Do you like your watermelon extra sweet or do you prefer a balance between sweet and refreshing? With so many varieties to choose from, we encourage you to try different types and discover your favourite!

With this guide to the different types of watermelons and their names, you are ready to continue learning about the wonderful world of our fruit.