How to Pick A Ripe Watermelon

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How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon

How to pick a ripe watermelon

That Tastes Like Summer

One of the great things about summer is all of the fresh fruits and vegetables…I LOVE a good tomato sandwich – that tastes like summer to me. Watermelons, on the other hand are a great favorite of my family – they just love this red, sweet, juicy fruit. My daughters taught me how to pick a good watermelon that to them tastes like summer. (this post contains affiliate links)

Picking a Good Watermelon

How can you tell when a watermelon is ripe?There they are. Watermelons piled high at your grocer for the picking. How from among those watermelons do you choose a good, ripe, sweet watermelon?

Look for the Creamy Yellow Spot

How to Pick a Good Watermelon look for creamy yellow field spotMy daughters and I shopped for five good watermelons – for my youngest’s wedding reception. It was important to find good ripe watermelons. The first thing we looked for was the creamy, yellow field spot – this is an indication that the melon ripened on the field.

Look for a Dried Stem

How to Pick a Good Watermelon look for a dried stemThe dried stem indicates that the watermelon that the melon is ripe and had begun to stop growing.

Look for Dark Sugar Spots

How to Pick a Good Watermelon-4Looking at this spot of the watermelon, you can see the black sugary sap – this is an indication that the watermelon’s sugars are seeping out and that it is sweet.

The coloring of the watermelon

How to pick a good watermelon at the supermarket?Now that you’ve looked for the creamy, yellow spot, the dried stem and the black sugar spots – take a look at the whole of the watermelon. Is it heavy? Is it’s coloring dark, uniform and dull…if this is the case the chances are that you have a winner!

How do you check for a good watermelon?This small seedless watermelon is just the right size for Dearest to enjoy…all of the children have moved and have their own homes. When they’re here, we’ll have one for all to enjoy! I’m glad my daughter’s showed me how to pick a good watermelon….

[amazon_link asins=’B00YAO6ZOM,B07BJZ2Q34,B01H65E5MK,B01HJ974H6,B06WVQ7VXH,B07FSN84H1,B00WRIK1F2′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’ATVPDKIKX0DER’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b99728ad-a110-11e8-ad06-53a984f4342a’]How do yo tell a watermelon is ripe?You see, I don’t like watermelons. I’ve tried, just can’t enjoy the taste. That goes for any melon for that matter! Sad, I know. So, for Dearest’s sake, I’ve taken my daughter’s advice to heart – I picked this one for him and he said, it was good and sweet. It tasted like summer!

Here’s a recap of what you look for in a ripe watermelon:

  • Creamy yellow field spot
  • Dried stem
  • Dark Sugar Spots
  • Coloring of the watermelon
  • Heavy for its size

Here’s a free printable you can take with you to the supermarket!

Free Printable Shopping PDF!


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