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How do you pick a good watermelon and can you ever pick one to eat right away?


I have no luck with melons! I know they are suppose to thump and sound hollow and so I will let a melon set in the sun up to 3 days sometimes and it seems it is too ripe or not ripe enough no matter what I do! How can you know a good one?

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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 19 months ago

    That makes sense, Tom - (deeper sound means more juice).

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    Donna (purl3agony) 19 months ago

    I've never heard of this. What do the bee stings look like on the skin of a watermelon?


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    Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago

    Thanks Phyllis; sounds like me. My dad could always pick a good one and I love them so but have the worst luck!!

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    Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago

    Maybe that is the problem Randall because I just can't remember the last time I got a good melon. Good chance though the one I have now was locally grown; I know a lot of the things from this store are. Will let you know!

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    Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago

    Mine is dark I have now; with that lighter spot on the bottom as they usually are. Hope that is good!


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    Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago

    Wow, scent, never thought of that! Thanks, I will keep that in mind and start sniffing the melons!


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    Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago

    I use my fist to rap,,,maybe hands would work better, will try that thanks!

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