How to figure out if a watermelon is ripe.
I tap them with the bottom “side” of my thumb. Do this:Give a “thumbs up”. Turn your hand so your thumb is parallel to the table, palm down. Tap the table with it, hard enough to hear it well, but not so hard you hurt yourself.Now to the watermelon. What you want to hear is a dull thud, not a ring like you get from a basketball. The flesh of an unripe melon is stiffer than that of a ripe one. It carries sound better and has a distinct “ping” to it that a ripe one doesn’t.
Tune in later and I’ll tell you how to choose a ripe cantaloupe.