4 TIPS TO PICK THE PERFECT WATERMELON
Picking the right watermelon can be tricky. It’s kind of like picking the right partner…on the outside he might look great, but you never know what’s happening inside.
While outside looks play a small role in selecting your perfect watermelon, there has to be more to it than just it’s handsome green shell. Here’s a few tips to help you see past the shades of green and find your next watermelon!
1. First impressions…When you get to the bin of watermelons, the search begins. Check out their exterior, if it has cracks, mold, or soft spots, put it back! Your watermelon should be firm, bruise free with a dull (not shiny) outside.
2. Bottom’s Up…Watermelons with a large yellow spot, also know as the field spot, generally spent more time ripening on the vine. A ripe watermelon will have a creamy yellow spot on its bottom.
3. Heavy Melons…Don’t be shy! Lift up those melons and give them a weigh. The heavier the melon, the better. Watermelons are made almost entirely of water, so if it’s light, then that means it’s probably dry inside. If you want a juicy watermelon, then your ideal melon should weigh more than it looks.
4. Knock Knock…Last little tip, once you’ve picked a good melon, hold it in one hand and with your other hand give it a knock. Through the watermelon, you should feel the vibrations on your bottom hand. When you feel this, then you know you’ve found your perfect watermelon.
High Paws and Juicy Melons,
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