If you bought a watermelon and think it is getting a little bit too ripe, then chances are you haven’t quite learned what to look for. Many people who have never tasted watermelon themselves don’t realize that they should cut into the fruit to make sure it is ripe. In order to “prove” that the fruit is indeed ripe, pierce the skin of the melon with your knife five or six times, and then pull up on one of those cuts. If there’s orange color in between where the melon meets its rind, you can be assured that it will taste just as sweet as when it was new and has plenty of juice left over.
Signs that your watermelon is ripe:
-Golden rind color on the watermelon
-Hollow sound coming from the watermelon when you tap it on a hard surface with your hand or a hammer
-Clear and stringy flesh in the middle of your melon
-Amount of seeds in the melon is less than normal
-Melon has dark spots all over the rind where it is cut. (black and blue will turn black, green will turn blue, etc.)
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If you’ve already had a watermelon that was too soon cut open, then watch out! The inside will be tasteless and mushy, and if you cut the rind, it might get slimy. Even though watermelon is a very perishable fruit, it is still okay to eat if it has been opened before. Like all fruits, though, most people prefer to eat them fresh or even underripe.
When you cut into your melon, watch out for seeds! Don’t worry about pesticides on the fruit. The only thing that might be harmful could be a seed that is in your teeth when you bite through the watermelon rind.
4 FAQs about watermelon
1) Are watermelons tasty?
-Yes, they are.
2) What is the best way to cut a watermelon?
-Use a sharp knife.
3) What do the seeds taste like?
-They taste sweet and sweet.
4) How can you tell when it is ripe?
-You have to pierce it with your knife and then pull up on one of those cuts. If there’s orange color in between where the melon meets its rind, you will know that it is ready to eat.