1. Field Spot
The light yellow spot on the watermelon is called field spot. It is the place where the fruit rested on the ground. Creamy yellow or orange-yellow spots mean the melons are perfectly ripe. If the spots are white, better avoid it.
The light brown web like patterns on the watermelons are important indicators. The webs mean that bees touched the pollinating parts of the flower multiple times. More webbing means the fruit is sweeter. Bees only go to the best flower. Sweet flower results in sweetest fruits.
Don’t choose a watermelon because it is huge. You should neither choose the largest nor the smallest melon. Select an average sized fruit. Either large or small, the watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
Farmers differentiate watermelons by gender. `Boys’ are bigger, have elongated shape and a
watery taste. Whereas, `Girls’ are round in shape and are very sweet. Choose according to your liking.
Search for the tail of the watermelon. The stalk from which the melon was connected to the
plant is its tail. A dried tail means the watermelon is ripe. If the tail is green, it means that the fruit was plucked too soon and hence has not ripened well.]]>