My wife and I have purchased about a dozen Watermelons and Cantaloupes and Honeydews so far this year and we have been disappointed every time.

I followed these instructions that I found on the internet but we are still getting unsweet and unripe fruits;

Does anyone know of a better more fool-proof way?


Pick cantaloupes that feel heavy for their size, smell fragrant, are well-netted and don't have any sign of a stem (that means they were picked too early).


Pick melons that feel heavy for their size and are well rounded.


Pick watermelons that feel firm and heavy, have a symmetrical pattern and are free of dents or bruises.

The underside of the melon, where it sat on the ground, should be creamy yellow, not pale green or white.