whole watermelon, ground spot, bin full

Have you ever wondered how to pick out a good watermelon at the grocery store? It’s easy! The next time you’re at the store, just remember this simple phrase: Look, Lift, Turn.

  1. Look the watermelon over. Look for a firm watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.
  2. Lift the watermelon up. At 92% water, the watermelon should be heavy for its size.
  3. Turn the watermelon over. Look for a creamy yellow spot on the underside of the watermelon (called the “ground spot”). This is where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

Watch as Stephanie Barlow from the Watermelon Board goes over the easy 1, 2, 3s for choosing the ripest, juiciest watermelon.