We have a local Radio Host, Randy Lemmon. He does all things gardening, and has great tip sheets for the Coastal Texas area. Randy Lemmon
He recently shared a tip for picking the best watermelon. I tested it out, and it is spot on.
Don’t listen for the “Hollow” thump. Roll that melon over and look for the spot on the bottom.
When I picked the Good Melon, it was not overly sweet, and very crunchy with a very high water content. That’s the kind I like. Crunchy, juicy, and not over sweet.
The Better Melon was sweeter, a little less crunchy, a thinner rind, and not mealy or mushy in any way. My second favorite. I can’t abide a mealy, mushy, Melon.
The Best Melon has a short shelf-life, if you get the best Melon, eat it right away, or you could end up with an overripe Melon, and that gets a little mushy.
It’s high Watermelon season, I hope this helps get you through the rest of the summer.