How to tell if a watermelon is ripe?

There are a few ways to tell if a watermelon is ripe:

  1. Look at the field spot: The field spot is the area on the watermelon that rested on the ground while it was growing. This spot should be a creamy yellow color, indicating that the watermelon is ripe.

  2. Check the stem: The stem of a ripe watermelon will be dry and brittle, while the stem of an unripe watermelon will be green and fresh.

  3. Look at the color: A ripe watermelon will have a dull rind and a dark green color. An unripe watermelon will have a shiny rind and a lighter green color.

  4. Give it a tap: A ripe watermelon will have a hollow sound when tapped, while an unripe one will have a dull sound.

  5. Check the size: A ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size and the shape should be uniform.

It is important to note that the best way to be sure if the melon is ripe is by trying it, or sometimes the external aspect are not enough and one must cut the watermelon open.

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