You often see people knocking on hefty watermelons in the grocery store or at the farmers market, but do you know how to tell if a watermelon is ripe?
Here are a couple of quick tips on how to pick out a watermelon, how to store these big fruit and what to do when you’re making a watermelon recipe in a hurry.
- Select whole watermelons that are heavy for their size, with a yellow underside and a dried stem.
- Store whole watermelons at room temperature.
- Cut watermelon should be refrigerated and used within five days.
- Short on time? Buy pre-cut chunks of watermelon in the produce department.
Georgia is one of the southern states producing a great number of watermelons. They even celebrate the fruit with an annual festival each year in Cordele. Read more about Georgia’s watermelon industry here.