How to Tell if Watermelon is Ripe

July 26, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

Watermelon Pops

Watermelon is one of summer’s tastiest treats. To ensure you get a winner, look for oblong or well-rounded melons that sound hollow when slapped. The rind should be dull and just barely give to firm pressure. Steer clear of fruit that has flat or soft spots and punctures in the rind.

See four fun ways to serve watermelon.


  1. functionallyfrivolous

    Watermelon! Great post it isn’t as easy to tell as it is with other fruits.

    July 27, 2013 at 2:55 am
  2. Jean Williamson

    My uncle used to grow watermelons in South Texas. Look at the light spot where it sat on the ground. If the spot is white, it’s ripe!

    July 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm
  3. MamawayUSA

    Also look for little black pearls stuck to the melon…. It’s sugar! That means its definitely sweet! Still, slap or knock at it and make sure it has no soft mushy spots. The melon is so sweet it’s oozing out sugar-sap.

    July 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s