How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon Every Time: 5 Tips

Ripe watermelons always have creamy yellow or even orange-yellow spots, not white. I remember being with my mom at the store and she was getting a watermelon. As a kid I was the designated watermelon picker. A cup of watermelon contains a mere 46 calories, which you can burn off by tossing a huge watermelon around for 10 or 15 minutes. LOL — good tip!! Another indicator to take note of is the color of the spot on the watermelon.

Helpful Tips for Picking a Watermelon

Ripe watermelons are a little trickier to identify than muskmelons. Stay away from seedless melons, the seeds are what give the melon that amazing flavor! It was during our brief hot spell this summer, and the melons had obviously been stored too cold because they were chilled and sweating in the bins.

Anybody have any tips to getting rid of squash bugs naturally? The yellow spot, known as the field spot, is the place where the watermelon rested on the ground.

Good article, btw, thanks. What's considered heavy? Deciding when to harvest a melon is most difficult early in the season when vines are green and healthy, but picking the perfect watermelon can easily be done with a little bit of experience.

That means there's more water in it.

How to pick best watermelon any time: 4 fail-proof tips

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I was flabbergasted. I did not know about the sitting out part. My Powershot D10 doesn't quite do it justice, but you get the general idea. If it's white or pale green, the fruit was picked before it was ripe.

Scratch sniffing not necessary. I should add that to the post…. Welcome to my site!

When is Watermelon Ripe?

Fun Fact 1 Watermelon seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt from to B. If this little tendril is brown and dried, odds are your melon is as ripe as it's going to get. Thank you, Tom! I love finding the bee stings!

How To Pick A Good Watermelon

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad Photo by lutzflcat. A Ripe Melon, Maybe. Your email address will not be published. What I need now is real audio recording equipment to get the full sound comparison.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Photo by lutzflcat. I should add that to the post… Glad you like the site. When I was about 22 I first visited the US and realised that we are not getting the same watermelons that you all do. Older Comments. You're now signed up for local updates.