Choosing Watermelons

When choosing a whole watermelon, I always thump the melon with my fingers. The one that I choose has to sound "hollow". Very seldom am I wrong by using this method. I've had others tell me they go by the number of "bee stings" a watermelon has on it, as to how sweet a watermelon will be.


By Terri from NV

August 5, 20060 found this helpful

In Texas, for melons and catalope, we SMELL the stem end AND judge if there's enough "yellow" to the fruit, a sign of ripening.

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August 7, 20060 found this helpful

According to Alton Brown on "Good Eats" a watermelon's ground spot should be yellow, not white, to indicate ripeness when picked.

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