Sunday, June 27, 2010

How to pick out a watermelon

I put Sean in charge of picking out the watermelon for a bbq we were having with our friends. He asked the produce guy at Macey's to help him pick it out and this guy knew his stuff! Did you know...

1. A big yellow spot on a watermelon is a good thing because it means it was ripened in the sun?

2. Those scabby, cantelope-looking patches on watermelon are "sugar trails" and mean the watermelon is sweet?


3. And perhaps coolest of all, little black dots on a watermelon are actually where a bee has stung it-- meaning, once again, the watermelon is sweet?

Cool 'eh?

6 comments:

Courtney said...

Hey thanks! I never pick a good one, so I'm glad to have some tips on it. :) Hopefully my next one will be good.

Beth said...

Maybe I'll start liking watermelon now that I know how to pick a good one! Thanks Jenny for the info!

Rachelle Underwood said...

YES! I LOVE the tips, thanks for posting, and also, thanks for posting on my food blog! I love your input!

Andrea S. said...

You are like the most smartest ever!! Thanks for the tips macey's produce man, sean and jenny!!

Stacy said...

supposedly, if you tap on it and it sounds hollow, it is a signal that it is ripe also. Thanks for the great tips!

Mark and Lachelle said...

I did know about the brown spots on watermelons meant they were sweet. However,I haven't heard about the yellow spots before. Good to know!!