Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer is in full swing and 4th July is right around the corner

Did you know? Thumping on a watermelon and listening for a "hollow" sound isn't particularly accurate way to pick a ripe watermelon. Sometimes, that hollow sound actually means the melon has turned to mush. The best method is to look for the curly tendrils on the stem near where the fruit is attached to turn brown. If they look half dead, it's ready for picking. You can also check the underside of the melon. A ripe fruit will have a cream- or yellow-colored spot from where it sat on the ground while ripening in the sun.

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