There’s just nothing quite like biting into a fresh, juicy watermelon after a long day in the summer sun. Watermelons are one of our favorite fruits to eat during the summer, partially because they taste so good, and partially because they are just so refreshing! However, sometimes we pick a dud from the store that doesn’t have much flavor or is dry. Keep reading to find out some tips for picking the best melon every time!
For starters, take a look at the white spots on the watermelon from when it was sitting on the ground back at the farm. The best watermelons come with a spot that has a creamy yellow hue or an orange/yellow coloration. A lot of people opt for the cleanest watermelon, but that’s a mistake! Go for the creamy yellow spot and you’ll be well on your way to a delicious watermelon.
Have you ever noticed the brown webs that criss-cross a watermelon in certain places? This tells you a lot about the pollination process – the more webs that you see on the watermelon, the more bees that have visited the melon. When a watermelon has numerous brown webs, this is a sign that lots and lots of bees have visited and the melon should be super sweet.
There are male and female watermelons. The males are typically taller, while the female watermelons are short and round. The female watermelons are sweeter, while the male watermelons are juicier. This is a great tip to make sure you’re getting the right kind of watermelon!
Another common mistake a lot of people make is to go for the biggest watermelon. However, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to the perfect melon! Lastly, avoid watermelons that have green tails. This means that the melon was picked too early. Instead, look for melons with dry tails or no tails. This indicates that the melon was given time to fully rippen before being picked.
Now that you’re armed with the knowledge to pick the best melon out there, go ahead and share this info with friends and family! Once you have your watermelon picked out, watch the video below for the best way to cut a watermelon!