Perhaps you’ve bought a watermelon that looks delicious and juicy but once you slice it open it’s more watery than sweet. Choosing the right watermelon might be a tough job. However, with these simple hacks you’ll be able to pick the good from the bad in no time at all.
1. Keep an eye out for the field spot. The yellow spot indicating where the fruit rested on the ground is known as the “field spot”. Orange or creamy yellow means it is ripe while white means it is unripe.
2. Look for web-like brown spots. The brown webbing means the bees pollinated the flower several times which means the fruit will taste sweeter.
3. Know the difference between “boys” and “girls”. The “boy” watermelons are bigger, elongated, and have a watery taste while the “girls” are more round and sweet.
4. Check the tail. The more dried out it is, the riper the watermelon will be. Green tails indicate it was picked too soon.