Choosing a Ripe Watermelon

How To Choose

Watermelon are plentiful this time of year!  

Here are our tips on how to choose the sweetest and juiciest 

melon for your family to enjoy!

1. Pick a melon that has a curly stem- it will be sweeter.

2.  Look at the end opposite the stem. If the lines are closer together the melon will have a thinner rind.

3.  A melon with more even stripes will be sweeter.

 4. Choose a melon with a darker color- it will be one of the sweetest!

 
watermelon slicer
This is a really nifty watermelon slicer! Click on the picture to find out more about it!
 
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6 thoughts on “Choosing a Ripe Watermelon

  1. Bobbie,
    I was always taught to "thump" it, and when it sounded solid it was ripe. I have also heard that you should look at the top where the stem would have been attached. This area should be dry looking, a little brown, and maybe some "spider veins" running out from where the stem was. Hope that helps!

  2. Thank you Lee Ann. I've tried the thumping. I can't tell the difference between one watermelon and another with that method. I'll keep your tip on the ends and watch for dry and little brownish colors. I normally lightly push the end but someone told me that can rot the melon so I'm not doing that any more.
    Trial and error here.
    Have a Great Day. I sure enjoy your blog and appreciate the time you take to share such valuable information.

  3. I’ve never heard these ways before, I’ll try them too! I’ve heard, and tried, looking for more of a yellow tone and those little ‘worm’ marks ( those little squiggly marks) and it’s been true for me.
    So for me, more yellow tone, and worm marks have proven to me to be sweet, ripe melons! …we haven’t had a ‘bad’ melon in years since I’ve been using that.
    I look forward to reading your new posts, and learning something new! Thank you.

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