Especially in this time of the year, there is nothing more refreshing and delicious than a cold slice of watermelon.
Yet, not all watermelons on the market are delicious, and it seems that picking the best one is up to chance.
Yet, apparently, you can actually judge the watermelon by its shell, as there are some useful tips on how to choose the right one. An experienced farmer provided 5 pieces of advice on how to spot the perfect watermelon:
Size matters, it is true, but numerous people believe that the bigger the fruit, the better the taste. The reality is that the average-sized watermelons are the best.
Gender of the watermelon
The ‘boy’ watermelons, for instance, are more watery, while the ‘girl’ ones are sweeter. In order to recognize them, you should know that the boy watermelons are more elongated and taller, while the opposite ones are stout and more round.
All watermelons have such spots, but the color of the spot of the best ones is creamy-yellow or orange-yellow. Try to find one with a gold field spot.
The tail of this fruits shows the ripeness, so in order to get the watermelon with the best taste, always buy the one with a dried one. A green tail means that the fruit has been picked too soon, so its taste will not be the best for you.
The webbing of a watermelon shows the number of times that bees touched the flower. Hence, the more signs of pollination, the sweeter the taste of the fruit is.
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