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How to Pick Out a Watermelon

  1. Pick it up. A watermelon should feel heavier than it looks no matter what the size.
  2. Look for a field spot. This spot is lighter and yellowish color. It’s the spot where the watermelon was resting on the ground and indicates that it spent more time on the vine getting sweet. If there’s no spot or if the spot is white, the watermelon was probably picked too early and is underripe.
  3. Tap or knock on the watermelon. The surface should be hard and your knuckles should bounce back after giving it a knock.
  4. Pick out a watermelon that has a dull appearance versus a shiny one. Shiny indicates that it’s underripe.

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