Method 1 of 3: Identifying Signs of Spoilage
What color watermelon is best?
The ideal, perfectly ripe watermelon should be dark green in colour and dull looking. If it's shiny, it's not ripe yet. Another important thing to look for the field spot. This will be a yellow splotch on the underside of a watermelon. via
How do you know if watermelon is bad taste?
Smell – Bad odor or vinegar-like smell is a sign the watermelon has turned sour. Taste – Sour instead of a fresh, sweet, and juicy flavor will show you that watermelon is spoiled, so you shouldn't eat it. via
How can you tell if a watermelon is sweet and juicy?
Look for the yellow spot: Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it's ripe. Give it a thump: Tap the underbelly of the watermelon. A ripe one will have a deep hollow sound, which means it is brimming with juice and at the peak of its ripeness. via
What kind of watermelon is the sweetest?
Sultan. Sultan is one of the sweetest varieties you'll find, this one measures 12.3 on the Brix scale. The fruits average 15 pounds and ripen within 95 days. via
Does watermelon go bad in the fridge?
A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, and sometimes as long as 3. When storing a cut melon, wrap the cut side in plastic, and it should keep in the fridge for about 3 days. The plastic will prevent the watermelon from absorbing the flavors of other foods and will keep its flesh moist. via
What does moldy watermelon look like?
Mold or dark-colored spots on the outside of the watermelon could indicate that it has gone bad. The mold might be black, white, or green, and have a fuzzy appearance. Look for a healthy color outside. The watermelon should have either a consistent pine green shade or a striped appearance. via
How long will an uncut watermelon last?
A whole, uncut cantaloupe or honeydew melon should last for seven to 10 days in the refrigerator. A whole, uncut watermelon is even sturdier: It should be good for two weeks. via
How do you pick a good watermelon every time?
You should pick a melon that has a strong, consistent stripe pattern. The green stripes should be a deep, dark green, while the pale stripes should be a creamy, light yellow. Additionally, you may want to choose a dull looking watermelon. If the melon is very shiny, it is likely underripe. via
Do watermelons ripen after picking?
Some, like watermelon, do not continue to ripen once harvested. Therefore, flavor will not improve nor will they become sweeter—t is what it is at harvest. However, cantaloupe and similar fruit will continue to ripen after harvest. A mature watermelon will have a yellow ground spot (Photo 1). via
Why is my watermelon hard inside?
When a watermelon gets too ripe for its own good, the juicy crisp texture of the flesh can turn gritty and dry. Of course, if the watermelon is so ripe that it's rotting, then you should NOT eat it at all. via
Which watermelon is sweeter round or oblong?
An oval (elongated) shaped watermelon will be more watery while a round shaped watermelon will be sweeter. Webbing is the brown, course web looking materiel. This is caused when bees pollinate the flower and scar the membranes that later forms the fruit. The more pollination the sweeter the watermelon. via
What is the best month to buy watermelon?
But the best time to buy is between May and September. That's when production kicks in for the four top watermelon-growing states—Florida, Texas, California, and Georgia—which account for two-thirds of the U.S. crop and keep supermarket bins consistently full. via
What state grows the best watermelon?
Florida has historically been the top producer of watermelons and accounted for 19 percent of the 3.9 billion pounds of U.S. watermelon production in 2012. Florida and three other States--Georgia, California, and Texas--accounted for two-thirds of U.S. output in 2012. via