How To Pick A Ripe Watermelon:
The watermelons are usually ready when they have turned from greenish yellow to pinkish brown color. They are ready when their skin becomes slightly wrinkled and it feels firm.
If they don’t turn completely black, but still feel firm, then they aren’t ripe yet! You will need to wait until the melon turns completely black before eating them.
You can check if your watermelon is ripe by looking at its skin. When the skin starts turning dark red, it means that the fruit is ready to eat.
However, some fruits do not turn completely black until after they are fully ripened. So you must wait until all of these things happen before you can enjoy your ripe watermelon!
Watermelons vary greatly in size and shape so picking one may take a little practice. Some varieties like the Fuji apple are very small and easy to miss while others such as the Honeycrisp apple are large and hard to see.
Once you’ve picked your watermelon, make sure to store it properly because once it’s rotten, it won’t taste good anymore!
How To Pick A Ripe Watermelon:
1) Look For The Dark Red Spot On Your Melon That Means It Is Ready To Eat!
2) Pick It Up And Shake It.
Listen To See If You Can Hear Any Water Sloshing Around, This Means That The Melon Is Still Juicy Or In Other Words Not Ripe Yet!
3) Give The Watermelon A Little Pat, If Your Hand Leaves A Abdorable Mark That Means It Is Not Ripe Yet.
4) Look On The Surface Of The Watermelon For Any Gray Areas.
If It Has Gray Spots, This Means That The Melon Is Over-Mature And Not Ripe.
5) Give The Watermelon A Small Thump With Your Fingernail.
If You Hear A Pinging Noise It Is Ripe, But If You Hear A Thud It Is Not Ripe Yet.
6) The Last Way To Tell If A Watermelon Is Ready To Eat Is By Its Color.
If It Is A Dark Green Then It Is Not Ready, But If The Skin Is Nearly Pink Then It Is Ready To Eat.
These 6 steps are the best way to pick a ripe watermelon, but you must be patient because some watermelons take longer to ripen than others do. All you can do is keep trying and eventually you will find the perfect melon!
You can tell if a watermelon is ripe by some simple steps.
The first thing you need to do is pick up the watermelon.
Next, check the watermelon for a yellow spot on one part of it. The more yellow the spot is, the riper the watermelon will be when cut open.
Now, check the watermelon for any gray spots. gray spots mean that the watermelon is over-mature and not ripe.
Look at the surface of the watermelon for any cracks or breaks. If there are none, then the watermelon is ripe.
Another way to see if a watermelon is ripe is to check if it has a very strong smell. The more sweet the smell, the riper the melon.
The final thing you can do is to thump the watermelon. Listen to the sound it makes.
A hollow sound means that it is not ripe yet, however a deeper sound means that it is ripe.
You are now ready to pick out your own watermelon! Just remember all the tips you learned and you will be fine!
One of the best things about watermelons is that you can eat the rind too. It’s healthy!
If you have a garden, it’s easy to grow your own watermelons. They are very easy to grow and all you need is a patch of soil, lots of sunshine and some water.
Just make sure the patch of soil you choose gets lots of sun because if it doesn’t the watermelon won’t ripen properly.
One of the best things about watermelons is that they grow on their own so you don’t need to plant them. All you have to do is clear a patch of soil and then just wait for nature to take its course.
Watermelons grow best in sandy soil that gets lots of sun, but if you only have nutrient rich soil, don’t worry.
Watermelons can grow up to half a meter long and can be different sizes otherwise. Most watermelons you get from the store are going to be between the size of a soccer ball and a large melon, but if you have enough room for them to grow they can be bigger than that.
Watermelons can also come in many different colors. The most popular type of watermelon is the green one, but you may also find black, yellow, pink, white and a mix of some of those colors.
When it is done growing a watermelon will be fully ripe when you can easily twist off its green leaves. If it has any pink, black or yellow coloring on the bottom side, then it is ripe.
Watermelons can’t survive cold weather so if there is a frost or a freeze then you will either need to pick it early or throw it away.
Watermelons can easily survive warm weather so long as it rains enough. If it doesn’t rain enough then your watermelons will start to get dry.
You can always buy some fertilizer to pour on them so that they grow better, but this isn’t necessary and they will grow fine without it.
Watermelons can grow big if you take care of them, but if you don’t they will probably get eaten by birds, squashed by falling on the ground or someone will eat them before they get big.
If you take good care of your watermelons then before you know it, you should have a nice patch full of ripen watermelons you can enjoy!
Watermelons can be turned into a lot of different things. You can eat them fresh, you can make juice, ice-cream, jam, pie and even wine out of them.
It probably goes without saying that watermelons are great for hot days and they are often eaten as a dessert too.
Watermelons are very healthy too so you should try to eat them as much as possible. They have a lot of potassium, Vitamins A and C and some even have calcium in them, but they do have a lot of sugar in them so you shouldn’t eat too many.
The rind is also edible and has a lot of fiber in it, but many people don’t eat it since it has a very thick and bitter taste to it.
Watermelons are great for hot days! You can stay hydrated and healthy with just one watermelon!
You can even grow your own watermelons too if you have the room, time and patience!
_**How to Make a Watermelon Pitcher**_
You Will Need:
*A ripe watermelon (the bigger the better)
(Optionally) Something to cut the watermelon with (a knife or something like that)
Step One: Cut your watermelon in half.
This is probably the hardest and most important part of the process. There are several ways to do this.
You can either press your legs against one side of the watermelon and push with all your body weight. Once you roll it over, do the same thing to the other side.
Keep doing this until the watermelon is cut in half.
You can also buy a special knife (or just a normal knife) to do the job. Just stick the knife in the middle of the watermelon and keep turning and pushing forward until you cut all the way through.
Step Two: Cut it into wedges.
This step is optional and you can skip it if you wish, but cutting the wedges gives the watermelon a fancier look for when you are serving it to people. Just take your knife and cut the melon into quarters, then cut each quarter into two wedge-shaped pieces.
Step Three: Scoop it out.
Take a spoon and start scooping out the watermelon flesh. You want to get everything out except for the skin, so keep scooping until you can’t find anything white inside.
Optional: You can make designs with the scooped out flesh. For example, you can make the shape of a heart or arrow or any kind of design.
Step Four: Enjoy!
That’s it! You now have your very own watermelon pitcher!
Fill it up with your favorite drink and enjoy!
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