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The Role of Bees in Growing Watermelon [Infographic]

The Role of Bees in Growing Watermelon [Infographic]

Did you know our farmers bring in bee colonies each season to pollinate the watermelon fields? Honey bees are essential to our environment and to bring watermelon to your table! August 15th, 2020 is World Honey Bee Day – a celebration of the role bees play in our environment. Nearly 80% of all crops are pollinated by bees. Take a…

How are seedless watermelons grown?

How are seedless watermelons grown?

You might think seedless watermelons are the result of GMOs or some creepy sci-fi experiment, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. For starters, seedless watermelons were invented over 50 years ago. And while you won’t encounter any mature seeds (the black ones) in your seedless melon, you’ll likely see white “seeds”. These actually aren’t seeds at all, just…

Nature’s Thirst Quencher

Nature’s Thirst Quencher

What’s better than a cool, juicy wedge of fresh watermelon on a hot summer’s day? Two wedges! Watermelon is called watermelon for a reason: It’s made up of 92% water, which goes a long way toward your daily recommended allotment of H2O.1 But watermelon isn’t all watered down – it’s a powerful antioxidant with high levels of Vitamin C and…

The Whole Melon

The Whole Melon

Did you know that 100% of a watermelon is consumable? Yes, even the rind! It can be fun to get creative with the possibilities, especially with the weather warming up. Getting more out of your melon is not only good for your wallet, it’s good for the planet, too. In the United States, 30% – 40% of our food supply…

The Immune-Boosting Effects of Watermelon

The Immune-Boosting Effects of Watermelon

You might think of watermelon as only a summertime treat, but this fruit is packed with immune-boosting benefits that could help keep you healthy all year long. Like many fruits, watermelon is loaded with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body craves – but it gets even better. Watermelon is considered a super food due to its high levels of…

Summer Watermelon Skewers

Summer Watermelon Skewers

Simply Skewer, Drizzle, Garnish and Enjoy! Ingredients: Leger & Son Watermelon cubes Cucumber slices Mozzarella balls or slices Prosciutto – rolled up Balsalmic glaze Fresh basil Serve and enjoy!     Download Printable Recipe

Watermelon Pizza with Strawberry Cheesecake Sauce

Watermelon Pizza with Strawberry Cheesecake Sauce

Kick off your Memorial Day with this delicious recipe! Ingredients: one watermelon (any size) 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt 1/2 cup strawberry whipped cream cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup pitted cherries 1/2 cup raspberries 1/2 cup blueberries shredded coconut mint to garnish Directions: Using a mixer, blend together the yogurt, cream cheese and powdered sugar…

Preparing for the Start of Watermelon Season

Preparing for the Start of Watermelon Season

Leger & Son, Inc is gearing up for a bountiful watermelon season, kicking off with Florida watermelons later this month. The warm temperatures and Florida sunshine have presented perfect growing conditions over the last two months for our plants and harvesting should begin just after Easter in Zolfo Springs, FL. Leger has 200 acres of watermelon fields in Florida. Over…

Watermelon Feta Appetizer

Watermelon Feta Appetizer

This appetizer is super simple to make and great for summer gatherings. The combination of the sweet watermelon, salty feta and fresh basil is a crowd pleaser! Ingredients: 1/2  Fresh Watermelon 1 8oz block of firm, traditional Feta cheese – NOT crumbled 1/2  Cup Balsamic Vinegar Fresh Basil Toothpicks Directions: In a small saucepan over med-low heat, cook the balsamic…

Watermelon Basil Cocktail

Watermelon Basil Cocktail

This is a perfect cocktail on a warm, summer day! Make it your own by choosing your own liquor- vodka, rum, and tequila would all work nicely. Not a fan of basil? Swap in mint! Ingredients: 4 cups Seedless Watermelon Chunks 2 tbsp Lime Juice Optional: Powdered sugar to taste Fresh Basil (or Mint) 3/4 Cup Vodka (Or Tequila or…