Signs that watermelon is sweet
1. Check your shape and size
The size and shape of watermelon are really important to uncover clues about its taste. But the belief bigger watermelon, tastier is myth. See among all variations of that crop and choose a medium standard. The more elongated fruits are male, usually higher and slurries. Already female fruit are less high, more rounded and docinhas.
2. Look for spots
The bottom of the watermelon, which rests on the ground, should have a yellow spot, known as the field stain. This place has remained in contact with the ground when matured in the sun is more yellowish, and is better. If the stain is too branquela or no, it probably means that watermelon was harvested too early, and still green, compromising its flavor and sweetness.
3. Evaluate the end or “tail”
This tip is important to try to understand the point of maturation, as well as the melon. The tastiest fruits are those that have the most dry end or tip. This means that they were taken for longer and the likelihood is that they are more mature.
4. Search for marks in the bark
See if you have bee marks (brindle or dark spots) in the bark. This means that watermelon passed through pollination bees, which results in rough scars and dark spots. The more marks there in the shell, is a sign that the bees liked the fruit and sweeter should be.
5. Give each “flicks”
Another trick often used to choose a good watermelon is to give a gentle tapping with the fingertips to try to hear its sound pattern. If the watermelon sound the full, it means that it is good, has juice. Also make sure that the touch is not soft, which means it is overripe.