The heat of the summer season is being felt across the city and at this time what one craves is something cool and refreshing. No other fruit says summer like the subtly crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon. Although watermelons can now be found in the markets throughout the year, the season for watermelon is in the summer when they are sweet and of the best quality. Popularly known for its refreshing taste, watermelon is available at large quantity in the market, that too at very reasonable rates. The cool fruit is also proving profitable for the fruit vendors. The fruit market has also seen an increase in the number of stalls put up in the market for the sale of watermelons. The attraction for this fruit is felt in children and adults alike. We spoke to some of the people purchasing this in the market. Due to the high quantity of water in it, people tend to consume watermelons, which help in soothing ones dry throat. People also prefer the fruit, as it is available at low cost as compared to other fruits.
June 11, 2009