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Yokna - This week at the farm…bees love watermelons!

Yokna - This week at the farm…bees love watermelons!Watermelons are finally here and our shareholders couldn’t be happier! Did you know that a watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight? Last week at our distribution, Alex and Nicolas weighed one of our Georgia Rattlers at around 20 pounds! The fruit is not only delicious, but is ultra-hydrating and contains large amounts of beta carotene, vitamin C, and lycopene. As well, earthclinic.com recommends watermelon as a remedy for kidney and bladder infections as well as bloating.

We grow several varieties of watermelon, including Georgia Rattlesnake, (pictured) Sugar Baby, Crimson, Stone Mountain, and the newer Moon and Stars variety, which has been around since 1926. Its rind is dark green/purple and has many small yellow circles (stars) and one or two large yellow circles (moon).

Our apiary has been such a great help in pollinating our melon fields this summer.Share

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