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#343273 - 07/02/09 01:03 AM How to Choose a Watermelon
divingcowgirl Offline
1) Look the watermelon over: You are looking for a firm, symmetrical melon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.
2) Lift it up: The melon should be heavy for its size. Melons are 92 percent water.
3) Tun it over: The underside of the melon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun....
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#343275 - 07/02/09 01:20 AM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: divingcowgirl]
SP Daily Offline
Thump on it..should sound hollow

#343280 - 07/02/09 02:19 AM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: SP Daily]
Texican Offline
OK. Now, does this work for all watermelons? Striped, speckled, ice-box and "personal" melons? What about the square Japanese watermelon? and don't you have to check the stem end in case it was picked too soon? Do the same criteria apply to yellow-meat and seedless?

#343282 - 07/02/09 02:26 AM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: Texican]
divingcowgirl Offline
laugh Texican, it was more on the "personal" picking I was refering too! laugh laugh
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#343289 - 07/02/09 03:11 AM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: divingcowgirl]
azbob Offline
Spurs, I agree with jessie: " thump on it", but it has to thump back before is is tastyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! laugh
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#343303 - 07/02/09 04:17 AM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: azbob]
KC Jayhawk Offline
Best to take it out to dinner and a movie (with a few cocktails thrown in) before you start in on the thumping!!
When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.

#343375 - 07/02/09 06:56 PM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: KC Jayhawk]
carbunkletrumpet Offline

Edited by carbunkletrumpet (07/02/09 06:56 PM)
But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!

#343376 - 07/02/09 06:57 PM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: carbunkletrumpet]
carbunkletrumpet Offline
Screw it - It helps if her parents own a liquor store and she is a nymphomaniac who likes to smoke dope too!
But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!

#343391 - 07/02/09 07:45 PM Re: How to Choose a Watermelon [Re: carbunkletrumpet]
elbert Offline
wohaa! carbunkletrumpet, yo name just dropped wayyy down the dance card.
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