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April 19, 2014

Is that watermelon ripe?
Ripe melons show few external changes, but here are a few guidelines:
  • The part of the melon that touches the ground will turn light straw or yellow in color.
  • The surface of the melon begins to feel rough.
  • The little piece of stem that attaches to the vine turns brown and dries up. In some varieties this change occurs about a week before the melon is ripe.
  • According to Mark Twain, a green melon says pink when thumped, while a ripe one says punk.


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