How To Find A Good Watermelon?

How do you check for a good watermelon?

Look for the yellow spot: Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground.

When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.

Give it a thump: Tap the underbelly of the watermelon.

A ripe one will have a deep hollow sound.

How do you tell if a watermelon is ripe?

The Right Way to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe

  • Green Stem. If the melon still has a bit of its stem attached at one end, make sure it is green and not dried out and brown.
  • Ground Spot. When a watermelon is ripe, you’ll see a patch of white or yellow rind on its underside.
  • Smooth Skin.
  • Hollow Sound.
  • Nice and Heavy.

Are heavy watermelons good?

A sweet and ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size. This usually means that it’s full of water and therefore juicier. In fact, water and fiber content seem to determine a healthy weight in fruits, including watermelon ( 7 ). Watermelons are 91% water — a characteristic that explains its name.

What is the yellow spot on a watermelon?

Watermelons develop a large, creamy yellow spot (or field spot) on the rind during the growing process. Pick up the watermelon and look for that spot. If it’s a creamy yellow color, the watermelon is ripe and ready to be eaten. That yellow spot also means that the watermelon had time to ripen in the sun.