Pick the perfect watermelon with these simple steps.

When you go to the grocery store to buy food for the whole family, you want to make sure that all the vegetables and fruits are in really good conditions. If you are a regular customer you probably have a lot of experience selecting these types of items, but what about when you are a complete rookie on this specific subject, how do you know which one is the best choice for our homes? This is the main reason why we decided to show you these amazing tricks to pick out watermelons in the best way possible.

The watermelon is a very large fruit originally from Africa and later expanded to other regions of the world. They possess a rounded and elongated shape, almost elliptical. The external appearance of a watermelon is characterized for being green in different tones and white in many stripes extending all across their surfaces. The inner part of the watermelon is color red with a bunch of black seeds merged inside, the plant that gives birth to these specimens are tropical or subtropical, they need temperatures higher than 25°C and a lot of water to grow healthy, when they are fully developed the pulp results to be very nice and sweet.

The first advice we want to give you about how to make the best choice is very simple, you have to check carefully the exterior of the watermelon and see if it has dark spots, these spots indicate that is rotted and should be discarded immediately.

There is another spot that can give you a hint about the watermelon’s condition if you see creamy yellow spots or orange/yellow colorations on one side it means that is ready to be consumed. It turns out that these marks or “Field Spots” indicate which side of the fruit was touching the ground before it was taken, the spot is produced due to the lack of sun in that area and is a natural hint to all the farmers.

Another tip that you can use is weighing the watermelon, take two fruits of the same size and compare the weight in your hands. A heavier watermelon indicates that it contains a great quantity of water which means is nice and juicier.

What about the brown web patterns that some watermelons have, this is a meaningful thing considering that it proves how the pollination process occurred in the past. The web patterns are directly proportional to the bees that visited the melon which indicates a high content of sugar in the fruit.

Lastly but not less important, avoid the melons with the green tail. This indicates that the fruit was picked up too early and it’s not going to taste the same as it was ripe.

If you want to hear all the tricks regarding the watermelon selection just click play on the video below and enjoy this amazing tutorial for beginners. Don’t forget to leave your comments and share it with all your friends and family.