How to pick a good ripe watermelon
Amy Lynn Andrews is a blogging guru that Aunty follows. Sometimes she has excellent non-blogging tips.
Recently, she shared Shareably.net’s article about picking the perfect watermelon. This was great for Aunty who usually doesn’t buy watermelons because of the risk of getting a lemon – a non sweet or juicy bulky green globe that nobody wants or eats.
The 5 key factors to picking, according to Shareably, are:
- a yellow rather than a white field spot (where the watermelon lay on the ground). Field spot? Aunty never heard or looked for that.
- lots of webbing – the ugly looking brown lines that indicate how many times a bee pollinates the flower. Ugly lines are good? Aunty used to think they were junk.
- boy melons are longer and watery, girl melons are rounder and sweeter. Ahem, well, we all knew that, right?
- not too big, and not too small, but juuuussst right. Sounds like Aunty Marialani from Rap Replinger’s video.
- brown tail means it was on the vine longer, thus riper. Green tail means it was picked too early. Aunty has never seen a tail on a watermelon – but now shall check them out.
MAYBE Aunty will buy a watermelon again. Or did she miss the season already?