How To Pick the Perfect Watermelon

In honor of National Watermelon Day today I wanted to talk about all things WATERMELON! It’s no secret my family and I love this summer staple. So much so I’ve made a healthy No Bake Watermelon Cake for the kids and used watermelon as decor in my DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece.

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon:

Look for the field spot

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The yellow spot, known as the field spot is the place where the watermelon rested on the ground. Ripe watermelons have creamy yellow or even orange-yellow spots, not white.

Look for webbing

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These weblike brown spots on the watermelon mean the bees touched the pollinating parts of the flower many times. The more pollination, the sweeter it is.

Boy and girl watermelons

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Farmers differentiate this fruit by gender. For example “boy” watermelons are bigger and more elongated with a more watery taste. “Girl” watermelon have a rounded shape and are very sweet.

 

So here you go! Now you have all the information to pick the perfect watermelon.

Stay Dainty,

Sandra Thomasian, MD

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