How Can You Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe and Sweet?


You can tell if a watermelon is ripe and sweet by going beyond its appearance. Sometimes, when you knock on them and hear a dull sound, it is probably ripe. Also use your sense of smell to get the scent of the watermelon, it will have a sweet scent when ripe. Pick up the watermelon because it is heavy when ripe as they are mainly made up of water.
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Determining if a watermelon is sweet and ripe can be a daunting task since it is not easy to tell. To tell if it is ripe you can check the vine which should be brown and dry. Also a ripe watermelon's bottom should be flattened and yellow. When you tap it, it should sound hollow when at its ripest.
Try the knock test on your watermelon to see if it's ripe and ready. Knock on the skin of the watermelon and listen for a hollow sound. The more hollow your watermelon sounds, the higher the likelihood that watermelon is good to eat.
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