- Beauty is important
When you are looking for a solid and symmetrical watermelon, you always want it to be without cracks, dents or soft parts on its crust.
Whatever the nature of the damage to the exterior of the watermelon is, it is transferred inside. While the watermelon grows, irregularities occur because of the lack of water or excessive sun exposure.
A mature watermelon consists of 92% of water and 6% of sugar, so when you put it in some water, the watermelon will float on the surface with a very small part. Certainly, you won’t go to the market with a bucket of water!
The best thing to do is take two watermelons with an approximately equal size and compare them in weight. The heavier one is also the sweeter one.
- Check the area where the watermelon is leaning
A yellowish color will appear where the section of the watermelon is supported. That is the place where the melon rested on the ground surface while it matured in the sun. It is much better if the place is darker. Pale colors or the coloring does not exist, means that the watermelon was picked too soon.
The perfectly ripe watermelon is dark green in color and also matte. It is more likely to be less lenient if it’s shiny.
According to many people, this isn’t a good method to discover whether a watermelon is ripe or not. It’s about the analysis of sound. If you knock an immature watermelon, it will have a deeper tone than the mature one.