Watermelon in Weixian County, Xingtai
Weixian County has a long history of growing watermelons. According to the county magazine, watermelon was originally produced in the West Region, the seed of which was brought to the central plain by Zhan Qian in West Han dynasty when going to the West Region. Before long, the seeds were spread to Weixian County and they were planted by peasants there widely. The watermelon in Weixian County is big and round, whose skin is thin and color fresh. Moreover, it has many breeds. It has the medicinal value of clearing the throat, producing the body fluid, connecting lung and heart, smooth the stomach and intestines etc. It has an evident effect on curing the patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, gastroenterology diseases, diahhrea, anorexia of weans or watery shit.
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