How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon!

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon!

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Color of the Field Spot

The field is the place where the watermelon rested in the field. The best watermelons have creamy-yellow or even orange-yellow spots because they have sat longer in the field and are ripe.

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Size

Bigger is not always better. The best watermelons are average sized compared to the others around it but should always feel heavy for its size.

Image for postOval = Watery, Round = Sweey

Shape

An oval (elongated) shaped watermelon will be more watery while a round shaped watermelon will be sweeter.

Image for postWebbing and black spots (sugar spots) are a good sign of a sweet watermelon

Webbing and Black Spots

Webbing is the brown, course web looking materiel. This is caused when bees pollinate the flower and scar the membranes that later forms the fruit. The more pollination the sweeter the watermelon. Also, Look for black hard globs seeping out. This is sugar not insects or rotting.

Image for postA green tail means the watermelon was picked to early and isn?t ripe

Inspect the Tail

A dried tail indicates that the watermelon is ripe. If the tail is green, it probably means that the watermelon was picked too soon and will not be ripe

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