Advent of watermelon season

  • Watermelons are transported ashore from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River. Traders will take them to the fruit depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Watermelons are transported ashore from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River. Traders will take them to the fruit depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers load boats with watermelons from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers load boats with watermelons from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers load boats with watermelons from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers load boats with watermelons from cargo vessels on the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Watermelons are transported to a fruit depot at Badamtoli in Old Dhaka by boat after being unloaded from a cargo vessel on the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Watermelons are transported to a fruit depot at Badamtoli in Old Dhaka by boat after being unloaded from a cargo vessel on the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A row of boats loaded with watermelons line the Buriganga River at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A row of boats loaded with watermelons line the Buriganga River at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A row of boats loaded with watermelons line the Buriganga River at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A row of boats loaded with watermelons line the Buriganga River at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The prices of watermelons from the southern districts range from Tk 6,000 and Tk 30,000 per 100 pieces at the wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The prices of watermelons from the southern districts range from Tk 6,000 and Tk 30,000 per 100 pieces at the wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Juicy watermelons are arriving in Dhaka's wholesale markets amid rising demand for the fruit during summer. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Juicy watermelons are arriving in Dhaka's wholesale markets amid rising demand for the fruit during summer. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers unload watermelons from boats at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. The fruits will be transported to depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers unload watermelons from boats at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. The fruits will be transported to depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers unload watermelons from boats at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. The fruits will be transported to depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers unload watermelons from boats at Wise Ghat in Old Dhaka. The fruits will be transported to depots at various wholesale markets in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers unload watermelons from boats on the Buriganga River at Badamtoli in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers unload watermelons from boats on the Buriganga River at Badamtoli in Old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove