May 17, Farmers cleared out watermelons that had burst from their rented greenhouse in Danyang city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Citrullus lanatus is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, a vine-like ( scrambler and . were being cultivated in India, and by the 10th century had reached China, which is today the world's single largest watermelon producer. Quite safe to eat the watermelons in China. If fact I'd go for the melons over the other fruit most of the time. Here's why: 1. Watermelons are grown all over China . Previously fake rice, now fake watermelon in China May 17, Farmers cleared out watermelons that had burst from their rented greenhouse in Danyang city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Jul 22, China produces more watermelon than any other country on earth, by far. In China, watermelon is produced and consumed as if it were. When I was a child, there wasn't such an existence: a 'fridge' or an 'air-conditioner '. You ask, 'Then how did you survive in summer?' Watermelon. When the sun.