Watermelon is incredibly tasty fruit and during the hot summer days, cold slice of watermelon is one of the most refreshing options.
As a matter of fact, not all watermelons that you can buy in the markets have nice and sweet taste. Well, most people pick the watermelons quite randomly.
But, did you know that you actually can judge the watermelon by its shell? Below you can read several useful tips about how to choose the perfect watermelon.
In order to pick the perfect watermelon, experienced farmer advises to follow these 5 tips:
Many people believe that the bigger the fruit, the better the taste, but that is wrong. It is fact that size matters and average-sized watermelons are the best.
Gender of the watermelon
It is interesting that ‘girl’ watermelons are sweeter while the ‘boy’ ones are more watery. How to recognize them? The boy’ watermelons are more elongated and taller and the ‘girl’ ones are stout and more round.
All watermelons have field spots, but when you buy watermelon you should always choose the ones with creamy-yellow or orange-yellow spot. Best option is a gold field spot.
Tail of the watermelon shows its ripeness, so in order to buy the sweetest and tastiest watermelon you should always buy the one with a dried one. Keep in mind that green tail means that the fruit has been picked too soon and it is most likely that the watermelon is still white/ green from the inside.
The experienced farmer explains that the webbing of a watermelon shows the number of times that bees touched the flower. And here refers the rule: the more signs of pollination, the sweeter the watermelon is.