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How to shop for watermelon

You often see people knocking on hefty watermelons in the grocery store or at the farmers market, but do you know how to tell if a watermelon is ripe?

Here are a couple of quick tips on how to pick out a watermelon, how to store these big fruit and what to do when you’re making a watermelon recipe in a hurry.

  • Select whole watermelons that are heavy for their size, with a yellow underside and a dried stem.
  • Store whole watermelons at room temperature.
  • Cut watermelon should be refrigerated and used within five days.
  • Short on time? Buy pre-cut chunks of watermelon in the produce department.

Georgia is one of the southern states producing a great number of watermelons. They even celebrate the fruit with an annual festival each year in Cordele. Read more about Georgia’s watermelon industry here.

Wonderful Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Gazpacho
Watermelon-Tomato Salad With Feta and Basil
Fruit Salad With Honey-Lime-Mint Dressing
Watermelon Raspberry Sorbet

Article From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
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  1. Redgena Hande says:

    How do I join? I,m from ND, mY i STILL particate in the bountiful harvest in Baker, MONTANA/

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