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
Look for the Creamy Yellow Spot
My 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
Look for Dark Sugar Spots
The coloring of the watermelon
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!
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….
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!