As summer approaches watermelon season is almost here! Watermelon is one of my favorite summertime fruits and I found an expert, Alfonso Garcia, to give me the secrets to finding the best, sweetest watermelons. Of course I have to pass it on to our Peace Family! I know thumping them is a usual but here’s more detail.
- Make sure it has a prominent yellow spot. This is where it sat on the ground ripening. No spot equals premature picking before it was fully ripe.
- Look for ‘webbing’. This is the brown, coarse web-looking material. It’s caused when bees pollinate the flower and scar the membranes that later form the fruit. The more pollination equals more webbing which equals sweeter fruit.
- Look for black, hard globs seeping out. This is sugar not insects or rotting. Guaranteed sweet!
So there you have it, Peace Family! Enjoy the sweetest watermelons you can find in 2016! You’re welcome 🙂