It is only in the past few weeks that the good harvests of one of my favorite summer treats, watermelon, have hit Connecticut grocery stores. We’re still a few weeks away from Connecticut-grown watermelons, our season running from August through October. More than 1,000 varieties of the delicious fruit grow worldwide, and as the name suggests, they are 92% water. Watermelon is fat-free, rich in vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants.
One of the worst things that can happen is that you’ve bought a tasteless, sour melon. It’s so disappointing. Now you have 4 pounds of red, watery fiber and the kids are going to hate it. Boo I have bought a lot of watermelons in my life and I have collected a few pointers along the way to help you choose a sweet, ripe, juicy watermelon and I want to share them with you.
My visual guide to choosing a great watermelon
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