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Steps to Identifying a Ripe Watermelon

Here are the steps to identifying a ripe watermelon:

  1. Look the melon over and ensure that it’s firm and free from bruises or dents.
  2. Lift it to see how much it weighs. It should be heavy – if one seems lighter than others, it may have lost its water and spoiled.
  3. Turn it over. A healthy watermelon will have a rich yellow spot on its underside, which was formed during the ripening process as it sat in the sun. A common misconception is that stripes indicate ripeness; having stripes is just a characteristic of some watermelons.