We saw our first watermelon vendor a few days ago. Now they are starting to spring up all over Cairo.
I picked up our first melon on Friday, the 14th almost exactly the same date as last year.
We arrive just as the fresh strawberries are arriving in the market and depart just a couple of weeks after the watermelons begin to appear. If it weren't hot for much of the years, we would be here for fig and date season too.