Watermelons are irresistible, but mastering the art of choosing the perfect one requires years of studying every part of this juicy fruit.
Here are 5 ways to select the sweetest watermelon without cutting it open:
The Field Spot:
The field spot is the white patch on the watermelon rind. It forms where the fruit touches the ground and harbors the ripest, sweetest flesh. The yellower the spot, the tastier the watermelon.
Look for a brown, web-like pattern that appears when bees pollinate the watermelon flower. The more intricate the webbing, the sweeter the watermelon.
Boy or Girl?
Watermelons have genders too! “Boys” tend to have a more elongated shape, while “girls” are rounder and more grounded. Naturally, the girls are sweeter!
Challenge your size expectations. The biggest watermelons are not the sweetest. Opt for smaller ones for maximum sweetness.
Assess the watermelon’s ripeness by examining its tail. A green tail suggests premature picking, while a dry one is a sign of a fully ripe fruit.
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