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5 Quick Tips to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

about this guide

We'll go over the qualities that every ripe and juicy watermelon has so you can be sure you're picking a winner of a melon!

why you need these tips

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the methods

1. Sun Spot 2. Stem Appearance 3. Sound 4. Melon Color 5. Size and Shape Screenshot this page to reference at the store!

The first way to check a watermelon quickly is to look for the sunspot or large yellow spot. Large sun spots mean they're ripe!

1. sun spot

The next thing to check is the stem appearance. It should be dark brown in color. This is not a good stem shown below.

2. Stem Appearance

Give the watermelons a tap. The best-tasting melon will have a low pitch or a dull sound because they have more water!

3. Sound

Another method is to check the color of the melon. Look for a watermelon that's dull and darker in color like the one below.

4. Melon Color

Finally, check the size and shape of the melon. It should not have any strange bumps or notches.

5. size and shape

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