ADVICE FROM AN EXPERIENCED FARMER: HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT WATERMELON?

A lot of people are crazy for this wonderful and refreshing fruit. Sometimes we all think that there is no way to know whether the watermelon we are buying is ripe or not. However, there is a way to discover this before cutting it.

Look for the yellow spot

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The yellow spot is the place where the watermelon touched the ground. Ripe watermelons always have a yellow, and sometimes even an orange, but never a white spot.

Look for the “net”

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These dark spots that look like a net show us how many times the bees touched the flowers. The more pollen the sweeter the fruit is.

“Male” and “female” watermelon

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A lot of people don’t know that farmers differentiate watermelons according to gender. For instance, the “males” are bigger and longer, and a bit more watery. On the other hand, the “females” are round and are much sweeter.

Pay attention to size

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Don’t choose the smallest or the biggest one. Another important thing: the watermelon should always be heavier than it looks like.

Look at the tail

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A dried up tail means that it is ripe. On the other hand, a green tail means that the watermelon was picked too early and is not ripe.

 

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