This TikTok Shows You Exactly What To Look For When Picking A Ripe Watermelon

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Photo credit: Getty Images

If this isn’t the weather for watermelon everything, then we don’t know what is. Whether you fancy watermelon cocktails, watermelon juice, watermelon salads, watermelon smoothies, or simply watermelon slices, this is the time of year to get stuck into this refreshing fruit.

But is it just us, or can it be a little intimidating picking a watermelon? Going to the shop and seeing a huge pile of watermelons can be overwhelming, and not just because you’re worried you’ll grab one and cause a watermelon avalanche; crushing shoppers left, right and centre.

We always panic picking a watermelon because we’ve never been 100% sure of what we’re looking for in a ripe watermelon.

Well, luckily for us, this TikTok is here to help! The short video, uploaded by @evelynjuarezofficial, explains exactly what we should be looking for.

First up, she says you want the watermelon to have stretch marks on the ends, plus a yellow patch. But the most important thing you’re looking for in a ripe watermelon is a hollow sound when you slap it. Listen to her video and you’ll see what we mean…

The hollow sound is the key to a super-juicy, super-fresh watermelon.

So, next time you head to your local supermarket or greengrocers, be sure to give those watermelons a right good slapping. But try not to overdo it and get yourself kicked out of Waitrose, okay? So embarrassing.

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