How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon

April 29, 2019

Every once in a while I've been lucky and picked a delicious watermelon. But now I know how to pick the best one every time!

Here's some tips from farmers on how to pick the perfect watermelon.

1. Look for Webbing

how to pick the perfect watermelon

The web-like brown spots on the watermelon mean that bees touched the pollinating parts of the flower many times.

The more pollination the sweeter the fruit.

2. Look for Field Spots

how to pick the perfect watermelon

The yellow spot, known as the field spot, is the place where the watermelon rested on the ground.

Ripe watermelons always have creamy yellow or orange-yellow spots, not white.

3. Weight

Big or small, it should feel heavy for its size.

4. Gender

how to pick the perfect watermelon

Many people do not know that farmers differentiate watermelons by gender.

For example, "boys" are bigger and have an elongated shape and a watery taste.

The "girls" have a rounded shape and are very sweet.

5. Inspect the Tail.

how to pick the perfect watermelon

A dried tail indicates that the watermelon is ripe.

However, if the tail is green, it probably means that the watermelon was picked too soon and will not be ripe.

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