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How do you pick out?

a good watermelon?


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 11:52 AM on May. 27, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (3)
  • look for one with very little yellow on it and thump it, the more hollow it sounds, the better

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:54 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • have the produce guy cut one open for you to try they do it for anyone all the time

    Answer by letstalk747 at 11:54 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • You want a nice creamy bottom - not much cream, it didn't sit and ripen on the vine long enough. Too yellow, it sat too long. Look at the stem end - you want the remaining stem peice to be brown & dry, not green & moist - when a watermelon ripens naturally on the vine, like in your home garden, it's just right when the stem starts turning brown & dying. A moist green stem means it was picked too early. Thumping isn't terribly reliable, because an over-ripe watermelon will be hollow too - and you don't want one that's starting to rot on the inside. Go with appearance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on May. 27, 2011