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June 29th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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How do you pick a "good" watermelon?
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June 29th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I usually keep in mind a couple of things - a ripe watermelon sounds hollow when you knock on it, there shouldn't be any soft spots and darker colouring on the outside usually means a more ripe fruit.
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June 29th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I usually hold them up to my ear and knock on them to listen for the hollow sound. I can't really tell if I just leave them lay and knock on them. I also look for soft spots. I never really know if I pick a good one or not as I don't really like watermelon. I just buy them for everyone else in my family.
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I don't like watermelon, so I don't.
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Knock on them, like others said. Also check out the watermelon, it should have a spot on it that's significantly lighter than the surrounding rind, which is wear it was sitting while growing. If it doesn't have a spot like that it means it was picked too soon.
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Same as the above posters. I thump them with a finger instead of using my knuckles though.
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I just buy the biggest one and hope for the best! LOL.
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I usually keep in mind a couple of things - a ripe watermelon sounds hollow when you knock on it, there shouldn't be any soft spots and darker colouring on the outside usually means a more ripe fruit.
This is exactly what I was going to write. Dark color and have a nice hallow sound to it. If they're in season though I almost never have a major problem with them though. We eat a lot of watermelon.
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