When you see a slice of the perfect watermelon your mouth is probably drooling!
But before this wonderful fruit lands on your plate, there is a story behind that you probably should know.
There are a few signs you should pay attention to when choosing the right one. Look at the field spot, the place where the watermelon was touching the ground. Also, the webbing indicates pollination from bees and that’s an indicator of sweetness. Check the shape if you’re searching for the watery ones and watch out for the tail as well, it tells you something about the ripeness. Remember that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better!
Find out more about these 5 key tips to picking the perfect watermelon in the following…
These weblike brown spots on the watermelon mean that bees touched the pollinating parts of the flower many times. The more pollination, the sweeter the fruit is.
2. Field Spot
The perfect watermelon will have a dark, large field spot.
You may have not known this, but watermelons have genders. The ‘boy’ watermelons, are taller and more elongated, while the “girl” watermelons are more round and stout. The boy watermelons are more watery, while the girl watermelons are sweeter!
4. Size Matters?
Our common sense tells us that bigger is better. But the best watermelons are average-sized. So yes, size matters.
A dried tail indicates that the watermelon is ripe. A green tail indicates that it was picked too soon and will not taste as good. Go for the watermelons that have dried tails for the best taste.
Finally….. Don’t buy them wrapped in cling film….. that is just a no-no!!!
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