You may think that choosing a great watermelon is up to chance, but there are actually several ways to spot the perfect watermelon.
These white spots (called field spots) are quite natural. The field spot is the area where the watermelon rested on the ground. While every watermelon has a field spot, the best watermelons have creamy-yellow or even orange-yellow spots. Pick the watermelon with gold field spots.
The webbing of a watermelon indicates the amount of times that bees touched the flower. The more pollination, the sweeter the watermelon is.
Boy or Girl?
Maybe you didn’t know, but watermelons have genders. The ‘boy’ watermelons, are taller and more elongated, while the “girl” watermelons are more round and stout. The boy watermelons are more watery, while the girl watermelons are sweeter.
The best watermelons are average-sized. Don’t go for too small or too big, but just right. Size matters.
Always pick the watermelons that have dried tails for the best taste.