Knowing when certain foods are in season is an important aspect of cooking, and even for foods that are available year-round it can drastically impact the quality of the product that you end up with.
What about watermelons? When are watermelons in season?
Well, although they are traditionally thought of as a summer food, watermelons are typically available year-round in the United States. Does this mean that they grow in all types of weather? Absolutely not!
The actual peak growing season for watermelons in the US is during the summer, from May through August. During other times of year, the watermelons that you’re buying are typically going to be imported, often from Mexico. The warmer climate allows watermelons to be grown during months when it is simply too cold in most of the US to grow watermelons.