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How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon

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What’s a summer picnic without a juicy, delicious watermelon? But before we slice it open, let’s back up to when we first decided it was the right one to purchase. If you’re like most people, you could use a few tips when at the market. And in today’s video we’ll highlight 5 tips on how to pick the right one. 1. Field Spot This is the creamy or yellow part of the watermelon’s shell that rested on the ground. What can that color tell you? It’s almost as if it’s an inside peek, indicating that it basked a long time in the sun, ripening. Avoid ones with white spots, as they needed more sunbathing time before being plucked from the vine. 2. Webbing We can thank bees for playing such an important role in this process; their pollination is what kicked things off. Excess pollination will create lots of brown webbing. A large amount of webbing is your clue that the inside is ripe and sweet. 3. Gender Yes, a watermelon has a gender. The tall – or long ones - are males. If the watermelon is plump, round or stout, it’s classified as a female. Take a moment to guess which one is the sweetest. It’s the girl! And if it’s a bizarre shape, it indicates its growth was not an easy process as it probably struggled for sunlight and water. 4. Size In the case of the watermelon, the largest ones aren’t necessarily the tastiest. The best ones are average in size. Rule of thumb; don’t pick one too large or too small. 5. Tail Taking a final glimpse of the watermelon, we must examine its tail. If it’s green, skip it. That is an indicator that it isn’t quite ripe. Instead, go with the one that looks dried. Disclaimer: The materials and the information contained on Natural Cures channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.
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Kamilla (20 days ago)
Ah, how I like your voice! So calming I nearly fell asleep
I've been growing is all kinds of veggies and herbs for years now. Just started pumpkin this year can't wait to pick it. Thanks for the info
Des M. (28 days ago)
But what if you don't like water melon anyway?
Kayla Jackson (1 month ago)
thank you.
CrayCrayGamerr (1 month ago)
Just knock it xd
Dalia Colon (1 month ago)
Thanks for this info.
jarry jayo (1 month ago)
I guess I don’t know anything about watermelon after watching this video, thanks
Mukesh Solanki Salanki (1 month ago)
हिनदी मे नही बता सकते किया
future animator (1 month ago)
What??????? Watermelons have genders, I keep wondering how ppl know ur watermelon vines is a boy or a girl
Hadji Bouchrit (2 months ago)
I will fight to the death,for my “sweet girls “;If you know what I mean!
Moro11 (2 months ago)
I’m the watermelon picker in the family and I just hit watermelons and judging on the sound I go for the most hallow sounding one. I always get the sweet ones. People just look at me stupid
TK A (2 months ago)
But like survival of the fittest isn't it the same for watermelons?
Milos Rankovic (2 months ago)
Green tail means it is fresh. And for me is better to have fresh than one sitting in a store box for a while.
Hadji Bouchrit (2 months ago)
Oh my GOD, I am the most voracious learner and reader in the whole world! I have a million newspapers and books,etc..., that I need to read,yet I love suchYouTube snippet! From now on,I will only go for the sweet girls, if you know what I mean! Became a subscriber in a heartbeat ,because of the sweet girls!
Natural Cures (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Hadji Bouchrit (2 months ago)
Oh my GOD, I am the most voracious learner in the whole world! I have a million newspapers and books,etc..., that I need to read,yet IlovI love thisYouTube snippet! From now on,I will only go for the sweet girls, if you know what I mean! Became a heartbeat subscriber,because of the sweet girls!
Selman Bixon (2 months ago)
You are wrong. If the tail is dry, it means too old. Harvested for a long time ago. !!!
Unknown ahmed (2 months ago)
Very good for me
Robert Clippinger (2 months ago)
What ya didn't say : Never choose one that is a shinny green. Always choose the one that is a `dull bright green`. If yer lucky to find'em with the stems on them still. Choose only the ones with a brown stem. As this one was rippened prior to the picking. When ya slice it open and there are cracks in the red area. Shit-can it. Loaded with growth chemicals. A water melon that has a pink or light colored meat to it. It will have growth chemicals in it. Choose only `bright red` ones.
Anna Shahgaldyan (2 months ago)
I love watermelon! 🍉 😀
Curt Christensen (2 months ago)
Ohh ....those ARE watermelons. my mistake
Anthony (2 months ago)
I never saw a watermelon with a tail. Are you nuts?
Thank you... I love watermelon❣️ I'm glad to know I'm on the sweet & tasty side 😍 P.S. I do wonder if you can buy watermelon all year or if it's seasonal?
bengalibadass (2 months ago)
I love watermelons
Carmel Apple Blossom (2 months ago)
now the sjw will get involved and ruin the watermelons because they have a sex
With respect this whistling is completely unnecessary, and it means that you go your way and the lady goes hers.,we like the 🍉 and not your song.
Pat Crowder (2 months ago)
Thank you for telling me how to pick the ripe one!
Wang (2 months ago)
Excuse me, the watermelon can decide its gender for itself.
Old Cash (2 months ago)
I like to eat the female👅
Dilliard Biggs (2 months ago)
i heard that someone cut a plug in the end of a melon and then stood it up on the other end and then poured liquor into it and replaced the plug then refridgerated the melon and later sliced it and called it a liquormelon
TFL_Zanix (3 months ago)
This one watermelon had all these tios
Reza Hoque (3 months ago)
Thank you so much. It is so confusing trying to buy one.
Cash Orass (4 months ago)
What about a woman's melons?
Jrod Gallardo (4 months ago)
The bizarre shape is gay 😏
Onnethox (5 months ago)
Damn so watermelons can get tiggered too for assuming its gender?!
Telesia Gerstle (6 months ago)
This is good info I buy lots of fruits n thanks for letting us know about the numbers that indicate organic starts w #9 n now I know how to pick the ripe n sweet watermelon, grate job 👍 always the female sweet n plumb😊 thanks n God bless
Debi parkin (8 months ago)
Thank you ...this is great too know.
Justin Inabinette (10 months ago)
Thank you! I highly appreciate this video. Very well done and I really liked how you used a dark opacity layer to have the image of the watermelon in the back ground! I can't wait to head to the store now to put your tips to use!!!
Rey Vinicio (11 months ago)
Woooow i didn't know none of this and I'm always eating watet melons!IM BUYING THE FEMALES FROM NOW ON.THANKS
bg147 (11 months ago)
I always select the one with a creamy, deep yellow spot. If there is some webbing, that is a plus but it is mostly the spot that matters to me.
Redwoodrebelgirl (11 months ago)
Oh my gosh! Why does a watermelon video, of all things, have to spawn angry fights about gender, and lewd discussion of female genitalia? Can't anything just be simple, friendly, and wholesome? Thank you to whomever made this video! I love, love, love watermelon--sometimes think I could eat NOTHING ELSE and be happy and healthy! 😉--and am always searching for the yummiest and most nutritious for my family and self. I appreciate your hard work, and the valuable information! Thank you! Bless you! ❤💗❤
Sandy Beaches (1 year ago)
if you're a man, you should not want to be too sweet.
Marie Shupe (1 year ago)
T.U very much, now all we need now is more seeded watermelon growers, T.U so they can be in optimal performance in taste, quality, and natural texture and juiciness, that's for sure. T.U so much farmers. 😄😄🙄🙄😏😏🙋🙋....
M P (1 year ago)
wrong. a green tail indicates that it was freshly cut. a dried out one means that it has been harvested days ago or even longer.
Manatee 7 (1 year ago)
I'm gonna go shopping 4 a sweet watermelon girl now!
GoldenTV3 (1 year ago)
Sirzechs Gr (1 year ago)
This is all for the stripped watermelons... What about the all black ones?
Arianah Garcia (1 year ago)
My favorite fruit is water melon so im very happy this video u shared lab it !thanks
Nitro Methane (1 year ago)
Females are made of sugar and spice. I wonder why they taste like tuna
R3D 3Y3 (1 year ago)
Are we just going to sit here and pretend like we didn't notice that 75% of those commenting barely speak English?
nikos snld (1 year ago)
and the saltiest is the...male i guess? :P
Leema George (1 year ago)
Useful tips
Ruth 1:16 (1 year ago)
Do a video on how to pick cantaloupe please
diane vue (1 year ago)
Some things new that I learn today thanks
Sonja M. (1 year ago)
I think I have givien up on watermelons.. the last 4 I bought were just yuk. I'm pretty skilled on picking them too.
Pon Pon Production (1 year ago)
watermelon be like, DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER?
Pon Pon Production (1 year ago)
very nice video. I made a similar video in my channel but this is a good one. keep it up. subscribed.
Canadian kid (1 year ago)
Great, but also if it's more heavyweight it has more water with suger ! 🍉
Mr. Macedon (1 year ago)
Please! the watermelon cant speak and because of that it cant identify its gender!
M.A.S.K 1980 (1 year ago)
Plump round n juicy that's how I like em hahaha
farisa f (1 year ago)
I always confused which watermelon is good. Thnks for tips its very helpful
Manuel Real (1 year ago)
If your Hispanic you know you just gotta knock on it
rjsongwriter (1 year ago)
Be careful about the brown stems this video says to look for. If it's brown, it may have been off the vine too long. The curl is a better indicator of ripeness. Unfortunately, it doesn't go along with the melon to market, but stays behind on the vine. The best melon I've bought this year came from North Florida and its "tail" was green as could be. That's one of the reasons I purchased. I knew it had been picked recently, as the stem hadn't oxidized and turned brown yet.
woodyfive0 (1 year ago)
Knock on the watermelon if it sounds hollow it's the one ☝️ if they thud they are a dud
QuarterMasterGaming (1 year ago)
even watermelons know there are only 2 genders.
saeed zulfi (1 year ago)
girls are sweet
frank franko (1 year ago)
A good 🍉 watermelon is not bad n a bad watermelon 🍉 is not good 🍉🍉🍉 thumbs up 👍 for me. Send me lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Twisted Soul (1 year ago)
I love to eat female cough watermelon
Lou Fazio (1 year ago)
"Tail"? That is the stem.
Azertg Dssch (1 year ago)
did u just assume the watermelon gender ??
Tiparua martin (1 year ago)
FD_Stalker (1 year ago)
I thought I could avoid punching the watermelon in store, guess I still need to hit them...
Deniece Donnafield (1 year ago)
I like the video and I loved your voice!
Connie McFeely (1 year ago)
Masyhur Mahmood (1 year ago)
enlightening. but as for the tail I prefer the green tail with other characteristics as explained because in my country fruits are frequently picked when young for longer shelf life. So dried tail may tell you that it is already harvested for quite a long time i.e. has been on the shelf for quite some time.
alden mitsa (1 year ago)
i like the voice of narrator of this video...its a girl...
D- Sean (1 year ago)
Everything has a gender but humans want to go genderless which contradicts natural order
Jeanell Dixon (1 year ago)
thanks this was helpful
Mariel Cruz (1 year ago)
thanx for the info,,😇👼👍👌👏
Texas Tea (1 year ago)
what? only TWO genders??? I thought there was like 55 genders. my feelings are hurt😭
TheFreePantheist (1 year ago)
why can't the sweeter one be the boy??
Buddy Clatone (1 year ago)
If it has a real fine gray/silvery "dust" on it. Kinda looks like condensation and can be rubbed of. If you hold one up and kind of peer over the surface you might see it. If I'm not sure I'll swipe my finger over the surface and see how much whipped off. The thicker that "dust" the better. Never fails. Works every time. An old picker told me that. They grow them in the fields next to my house some seasons
Dawn J (1 year ago)
i tried these tips, but it didnt work
hellcat 707 (1 year ago)
Best way. Get a straw. Regular size no paper or plastic on it. Put the wAtermelon on ground. Put straw on it. If it spins. It's ripe. If not. It isn't always works.
Deborah Davis (1 year ago)
I have yet to see a "tail" on a watermelon in the store. My grandmother always taught me to look for what she called "sugar marks" but this video called "webbing" she always said "if the bugs don't want it, neither do you". Did NOT know there was a male/female thing so that was interesting.
National Dispatch LLC (1 year ago)
We love watermelon - so glad I found this video (we always have a hard time picking out the "right" watermelon!)
absolute757 (1 year ago)
gr8 tips
Elen Ibadlit (1 year ago)
Don't ruin my business , I am selling watermelon LOL 😝😝
Odannyb0i (1 year ago)
got myself a watermelon after using this technique and it was super juicy sweet!
marjamada (1 year ago)
Good tips. Here's one if you're picking it off the vine. Locate the stem (in this video called the 'tail), then follow the stem to the vine where it connects. Exactly opposite the stem is a tendril. When the melon is growing, this tendril wraps around things to support the vine, and when the melon is completely ripe and ready to pick, this tendril turns brown and dries out. If the tendril is still green, wait, and if it's brown, that watermelon is ripe.
RAJsWork (1 year ago)
So more webbing, yellow is good, round and mid in size, and finally dried tail. Got it! ✔
Tom Barker (1 year ago)
It's in the sound of the thump when you thump it with your knuckle. Anyone 40 or over would know.
Vadderson (1 year ago)
My dad always laid a straw lengthwise on the melon, if it turned sideways, a very good and ripe melon!! Hard to find a broom straw now!!
David Ronson (1 year ago)
I play the drums and simply taping a watermelon tells me if the water melon is tight inside, the tighter it is the better , if you try what these people are telling you the water melon could be in the store too long and these marking are useless because the water melon ripens too much and when you tap it you feel the rotten inside.
Island Mike (1 year ago)
well I picked a "girl" real creamy yellow spot and with all the signs talked about here..And it wasnt sweet at all..
Kamikaze Yamamoto (1 year ago)
These very same techniques can and should be used when selecting sweet women. My grandfather taught me this when I was very young. "Always thump before you hump" he would often say. Thanks grandpa! I love and miss you very much. XO
nebulae10 (1 year ago)
cool info
Gail Phyllis (1 year ago)
yes my mother knew the differents in male an female plants ,in roses an fruits
odenirongiant (1 year ago)
I've grown watermelons for over 30 years and I can tell you that the info on this video is utter rubbish.....you want to know the harsh honest truth ? Its the luck of the draw.
All good except for no5. When the tail is green it's fresh, just been picked. If it's dry, it's been sitting waiting for a sucker to buy it...
ar bu (1 year ago)
You forgotten about knocking on it

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