How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

Maria Soboleva
09.08.2016

How to choose ripe watermelons and melons?

What makes us happy the second half of summer is the watermelon-melon abundance. You can help yourself to useful and tasty melon, enjoying the sweet aromatic flesh. BUThow to choose a watermelonand melon - do you know all the nuances of this important process?

How to choose a ripe watermelon?

It is as big as a football,
If ripe - everyone is happy.
So pleasant it tastes!
What is this ball? .. Watermelon!

Any child will solve this riddle. But how to choose a watermelon, not every adult knows. Although it would be necessary - otherwise you can be disappointed in the taste, if the fruit is not ripe. Even worse, if it is with all sorts of nitrates, hazardous to health.

We buy in season

Any vegetable and fruit has its time to ripen. In melon crops the season begins in August. Want to choose a ripe watermelon - do not rush. In the early fruits there may be a high content of nitrates and growth stimulants. And this is fraught with food poisoning.

Gourds

There are, however, technologies for growing early melons without harmful additives - first the greenhouse,where the plant receives the necessary nutrition, heat and light, then planting in the ground. Such cultures mature earlier. But where is the guarantee that you buy a striped berry grown in this way?

Choosing a place to buy

Do you like to buy products from merchants offering their goods right on the side of the road? That is in vain. All harmful emissions from passing cars are actively absorbed by melons.

In the season, special trade stalls are opened for selling watermelons and melons. Such an outlet should be equipped with an awning and special flooring raised at least 15 cm above the ground.

 Sale of melons in a tent

Stores have suitable conditions for storing products - it is much safer to buy there. But do not take the packaged halves of melons - microbes actively proliferate at the site of the incision.

Pay attention to size

How to choose a watermelon in size? The bigger, the better? And no. Giants in natural conditions, even the most southern regions of the country do not grow. Not without artificial feeding.

How, then, choose a sweet fruit? Little is unlikely to be tasty and sugar.

Picture with a poem

Experts advise - to choose the right copy weighing from 4 to 8 kg. In this case, the golden mean is the most.

Who do you want - "boy" or "girl"?

It turns out that watermelons present a division by gender. "Boys" are more elongated upwards, with a convex bottom. "Girls" rounder and more flattened, with a flat bottom.

Watermelons boy and girl

Well, how to choose a sweet watermelon - should it be female or male? Take the "girl" - melon - she is sweeter and has less bones.

We study external signs

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How to choose a ripe watermelon on the external signs of the fruit? It is not so difficult. We look at the tail - it must be dry, it is a sign of ripeness. But the green appendix means that the melon crop was thwarted by the still immature.

There is no tail at all - apparently, having cut it off, the sellers decided to confuse the buyer. How now to find out whether it is ripe or not?

And to choose a ripe berry will help such a detail - the presence of brown spots in the form of a cobweb on the top of the fruit. This is evidence that in the process of pollination the ovary is often touched by bees. And frequent pollination contributes to the sweetness of the pulp.

When the gourds ripen, lying on their side, in the place where they touch the ground, there is a so-called cheek - a spot of color different from the peel.

Yellow spot on the peel

The cheek should be yellow or orange, but not white.And not too big in size - from 5 to 10 centimeters.

Select by sound

And how to choose a watermelon by the sound? For starters, knock on the peel: if the fruit responds loudly and loudly, well, you can take it, it's ripe. It sounds like something deaf - it means, I did not ripen.

And you can squeeze it, but not much - if you hear a crash, then the copy is suitable, ripened, quite suitable for purchase.

Cartoon fragment

We reveal nitrates

To determine the presence of harmful substances can only laboratory analysis. But there are some signs that should alert you when you have already brought home a purchase that seems to be selected by all the rules.

The tips helped you choose a ripe watermelon, but when you cut it, you see that the pulp is riddled with yellow fibers, its color is too bright with a purple tint, and the cut is smooth, some kind of glossy. These are signs of a nitrate fetus.

And in this story you will see the most unusual watermelons in the world:

How to choose a melon

This melon culture has its own nuances of choice.

  • Unlike its fellow, melon when tapping should make a dull sound.
  • But they also have a common criterion of ripeness - a dry tail.
  • Feel the skin of the fruit - if it is elastic, it is good, softness can be an indicator that the melon has deteriorated.In a ripe melon, the peel can be easily scratched with a fingernail.
  • Varieties of melons are different, so the shape and color of melons are different. But the main thing is that the specimen that you liked does not have dents and cracks.
  • Melon has a special aroma - they smell so delicious that it feels even when you just pass by the trays with the harvest. And this fragrance is sweet, floral, but not herbal: it is a sign of under-ripeness.

Melon section

Knowing how to choose the watermelons and melons, you can safely go for a sweet fragrant shopping.


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    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

    How to choose ripe watermelons and melons

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