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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

How do you know if your watermelon is too ripe?

To determine if the fruit is ripe, you can pinch it. A over-ripe watermelon will not resist your pinching, while a ripe fruit will be more resilient and able to withstand the pinch. An over-ripe watermelon's fruit will be more mushy than smooth.

How can you tell if a watermelon has gone bad?

You can tell if a watermelon has gone bad by looking at the outer rind. It should be consistent in color, or have a green-striped pattern. If the melon has darkened or moldy spots (which will appear fuzzy and be either black, white or green), it is likely that it isn't fresh. If all looks fine, you can place your nose near the rind to smell a sweet, clean scent.

Why is my watermelon so mushy? Too ripe watermelon flesh will be soft and mushy. To determine ripeness, thump the watermelon lightly. A hollow sound can indicate ripeness. However, a dull or muffled sound could indicate over-ripeness.

You may also wonder if you can eat an overripe watermelon.

Watermelon that is past its prime can become mealy and may have cavities around the seeds, making it unappetizing. Consuming overripe watermelon shouldn't have any negative consequences. However, if you do find the watermelon to be yucky inside, return it to the shop for a replacement.

How can you prevent watermelon becoming mushy?

You can store more melon than you will eat in five days or less by freezing it. Cut the melon into small pieces. Then freeze the pieces in one layer on a baking tray until firm. You can store the melon in an airtight container, or zip-top freezer bag, for up to six month.