Five things to look for when selecting your watermelon
There is nothing more refreshing than a watermelon on hot sunny days, but how do you know how to choose the best one?
If you want to know how to select the finest watermelon on the supermarket shelves, it’s probably best to take advice from an experienced watermelon farmer! Here are 5 signs to look out for to ensure that you get the tastiest, juiciest and sweetest watermelon in the shop.
- Yellow Field Spot
Yellow field spot is where the watermelon has just rested on ground. Ripe watermelons always have creamy yellow or orange-yellow spot
These web like brown spots on the watermelon show the frequency that the bees have touched the pollinating parts of the flower. The more they have been pollinated, the sweeter the fruit will be.
- Male and Female Watermelons
Males are usually larger and have a more elongated shape and a watery taste. The females are more rounded and taste sweeter.
- The Size
Go for an average sized melon and whatever size, it should feel heavy.
- The Stalk of the Melon
The dryer the stalk, the riper the fruit will be.