#WW – How Do YOU Pick A Watermelon?

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WW - Watermelons

There was a big group discussion at the store that led me to wonder – how do YOU pick a watermelon?

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Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom July 9, 2014 - 8:59 am

I’m not really sure how to pick a watermelon. I just cross my fingers it’s a good one.

Danielle Royalegacy July 9, 2014 - 9:21 am

If the vine side is soft, the watermelon is ripe, but most watermelons are never ripe in the stores. Just pick one that is free from any bruises and just let it ripen at home. My husband thinks this is ridiculous, but I will thump on the watermelon to hear it if sounds hollow like a drum. My grandmother told me that that will be a good watermelon. I picked out a good one for 4th of July last week, but we did buy it four days ahead of time and let it ripen. It was juicy sweet!

Karren Haller July 9, 2014 - 10:32 am

I have learned, a dull color not shiny, (shiny means underipe) uniform shape, then pick it up, give it a thump, a hollow sound is good, if its heavy means its full of water, the darker the yellow spot, means it stayed on the vine longer, better chance that it is vine ripened.

Amy July 9, 2014 - 11:49 am

I also thump the watermelon. Hollow is good! I don’t worry about yellow or lighter spots, but I do try and make sure the outside is undamaged.

stevebethere July 9, 2014 - 12:08 pm

I don’t usually buy them I only have them in a fruit salad they can be refreshing though 😉

have a melontastic week 😉

Natasha Rodriguez Mom 2 5321 July 9, 2014 - 1:28 pm

I look for one that look good on the outside no bruising, and hope that its sweet! Thanks for stopping by and linking up! Happy WW!

Laura “Lolli” Franklin July 9, 2014 - 2:20 pm

It makes no sense at all, but I pick watermelons based on the number of “scars” on the side where the watermelon was on the ground. Someone at a grocery store told me that ages ago, and it has worked well for me.

Feed Me Dearly July 9, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wordless Wednesday! 🙂

Janice July 10, 2014 - 1:05 am

You pick the one that has a flat, light/faded yellow side – because that means it had been sitting there, ripening, for a while! (Btw, thanks for linking up with me! See you again next week?) 😉

patricia Marsden July 10, 2014 - 4:42 am

You sound them out by knocking–hollow is best.


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