Vampire pumpkins and watermelons are my new favorite supernatural beings. I want real ones to exist.
Right now, I could care less what’s asked. I’ll probably delete the unrelated stuff in the morning (note: morning = when I wake up >_>). But no, I can’t open my screens here, watermelon isn’t THAT cheap, and I like it. I think I’ll save mine for another day. He went inside after he was done smoking and screaming at his friend (?) across the lot.
As for what the watermelon is related to, that depends what you define as “other melons”. I’ve never seen one that looks like a pumpkin (I associate that shape more with cantelope), but I wouldn’t be surprised. The watermelon isn’t closely related to honeydew and cantelope and the like, but it’s still a member of the cucurbits family. It’s though to be a descendent of the fruit known as bitter apple or vine of Sodom (great implications there, eh?), but thorough DNA analysis isn’t quite finished yet, so I suppose we’ll see what that yields upon its conclusion.
I’ll post a watermelon plant as was known in the 1800s tomorrow, since I have one right in front of me.