All watermelons in a patch look alike, but not all offer delicious juiciness inside. So how do you know which one to pick for your summer fiesta?
Some say tapping a watermelon and listening to the sound, but it's too subjective and there's no agreement on what exactly the sound is. Instead, What About Watermelon suggests scanning for melons that are symmetrical, not dented, heavy for their size, and have a creamy yellow spot on the bottom:
Turn your watermelon over and check out its bottom, which should have a creamy yellow spot (also called "the ground spot"). This is where the watermelon sat on the ground while it soaked up the sun at the farm. If this spot is white or greenish, your watermelon may have been picked too soon and might not be as ripe as it should be.