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    Red face Question about Melons !!

    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?


    Cantaloupe

    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).

    Honeydew

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

    Watermelon

    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.

    Thanks!!


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    I asked my wife, who is a bit better at this than I am. Here is her response.

    Watermelon, sometimes you can thump them to determine if they are ripe. There should be a dull thud when you hit a watermelon.

    I know the webbing trick on canteloupes, but it doesn't always work.

    I don't know about honeydews, sorry.
    I hope that helps.
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    J7wild, this thread is not what I thought it would be.

    "Suddenly I heard a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. You heard me rapping, Right?"

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Lestat
    J7wild, this thread is not what I thought it would be.
    we can't always talk about Golden Globes, can we?


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    Quote Originally Posted by j7wild
    we can't always talk about Golden Globes, can we?

    Yes. We can. We ABSOLUTELY can. ... Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going back out to the non-movie related threads and find me some ripe melons.

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    i have to agree this thead was a little misleading haha i love the joke


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