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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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
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
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!!!
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!
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. 😄😄🙄🙄😏😏🙋🙋....
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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If you pick a girl, how does one know whether it's a good girl or a bad girl? My experience has shown me that not every girl is sweet. Hope this is not the case with watermelons. Thanks for sharing. Oh, for some, boys are also sweet.
Sometimes watermelons just lie, I bought one earlier today that had all the supposed signs of being
ripe. The scratches on it were dark, which is supposed to mean it has an abundance of sugar in it. It sounded hollow when I thumped it, the rind was slightly spongy and the light spot on its underside was a bright yellow. Female and webbed like an old crone. By all of the folklore, this should have been a beautiful bright red sweet melon. But it lied, I cut it, and the pulp was almost white, with just the hint of an embarrassed blush at being caught in its duplicity. Unfortunately, I had to try at least one bite, a scoop from the very heart of it. Alas, it had the same taste and texture as that one bite too far into the rind. Maybe the Japanese aren't so crazy X-raying their melons. Lol
william spindler Do you think this has to do with GMOs? The strawberries I get have lots of white, but they taste like a strawberry. They are also quite large. And FFW, I don't know what to believe about GMOs.
you are wrong on most on this video. I have been a Produce Manager, and A Produce Super visor for 24+ years. First of all the truth is, once a watermelon is picked it does not ripen. it is not a cantaloupe, or a Honey Dew. they continue to ripen, while a Watermelon will not. The yellow spot, or the white spot. ??? This fruit it on a creeper vine. A vine that goes out 15 feet or so. 1st fruit, or 2nd fruit. 1st fruit will always get the best nutrients. As far as the "TAIL" as you call it. Well it is nothing more than the umbilical cored as to a baby. it means it is old. In 24 + years I have had only 3 Melons returned. Why ?? Because I know the REAL TRUTH TO PICKING OUT A WATERMELON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sound. In your video you talked about Male/ female melons. What variety of melons ????Sangria, seedless, Sprit, Personal, Sugar Dolls, Sugar Babies, . If the "TAIL", or stem is Brown, it just means it was Picked a long time ago.