July 2017 archive

Choosing the Sweetest Watermelon for Summer

Happy summer!  I know watermelon.  I mean, I REALLY know my watermelon.

Just about every summer family story I can recount includes watermelon.  It may sound strange, but there’s cousin watermelon fights, backyard neighbor watermelon with lots of salt, lots of elementary questionnaires – what’s your favorite food – watermelon, and even the first 3 months of pregnancy with the girls all I could keep down (sorry about the TMI) was watermelon….like, a watermelon a day.

Not exaggerating, I know watermelon.  So you can imagine how many watermelons we consume each summer.  Recently my mom told me about this tip for selecting the sweetest watermelon.  I know there are lots of these ideas floating around the web, but I swear it’s worked every single time.  We’ve enjoyed the sweetest watermelons since giving it a try.

Look for the watermelon with that yellow sitting spot.  The bigger the better because it means it’s been waiting for the perfect picking time.  It should have lots of good veins around that spot indicating the bee had plenty of time to pollinate the fruit.

I swear it works.  Give this a try before summer is over.  You can’t go wrong.

My best to you.