July to September.

Nutrition Facts: 
Watermelons are low in calories (92 calories for one two-thirds cup serving) and very nutritious. They are high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. They are also high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.

Choose melons with a well-rounded shape and smooth surface. The underside should be creamy yellow. The flesh should be deep red with mature, dark seeds. Also look for yellow-fleshed and seedless melons.

Cut melon should be stored in the refrigerator and covered with plastic for two to three days. Uncut melon will keep in a cool place for up to two weeks.


Melons should be washed with soap and water before cutting. The flavor of a watermelon is best when served cold and raw.

Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand.