The Watermelons of Marrakech


Watermelons are thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is often found growing wild. Of course, today the watermelon is enjoyed all over the world and is often associated with warm climates and hot weather. It is not surprising then that Morocco is the world’s 12th melon exporter in the world. Indeed, melon production is covers a huge 12,000 hectors across the whole of Morocco and is produced around Marrakech in the towns of Shichawa and Klaa de Sraghn.

It is easy to find Watermelon at all times of year at very reasonable prices, especially in the Summer where they offer a refreshing treat from the sun. If you are lucky, you might even be able to wait until after the Souks close to try and a find a free melon as the stallholder gives often away his old products when the day is up.

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