3- Do the “sniff test”
OK, so you might feel a bit self-conscious if you get caught with a watermelon to your nose in your local supermarket, but this trick really DOES work. Simply sniff the rind of the melon—if you pick up on a slight sweetness, then it is ready to eat!
2- Consider the date
Though it’s not always common for supermarkets to slap a “sell-by date” on fruit, it may behoove you to know that watermelons do reach a spoiling point. When picked at peak ripeness, your melon should last you 3 to 4 weeks.
1- Sweeten it up
Now, let’s say that you forget about these helpful tricks and end up with a less than desirable watermelon sitting on your kitchen counter. If this happens to you, don’t think about trashing that fruit—simply sprinkle some salt on that bitter piece of watermelon, and eat away!
Nonetheless, even if you follow our guidelines and end up with a perfect specimen, you may still want to try this food hack anyways. It sounds counterintuitive, but salt is actually known to amplify sweetness. Cool, huh?!
To learn about even more ways you can advance your watermelon-picking skills, be sure to check out Brightside’s article . Get ready to delight in some super sweet watermelons this summer!
What do you think of these melon picking tips? Have you tried any of these out yourself? How do you ensure that your fruit is ripe? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!