Go for the gold!
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.
Hefty Hefty Hefty!
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.
Oval = Watery, Round = Sweey
An oval (elongated) shaped watermelon will be more watery while a round shaped watermelon will be sweeter.
Webbing 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.
A 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