There are few foods that scream "summer!" louder than a slice of juicy watermelon. However, there's a surprising secret for how to tell if watermelon is ripe. Next time you head to the market on the hunt for the very best melon, don't grab the first one you find. To take home the sweetest one in the whole heap, use our easy trick. Psst! Do you know how to carve a watermelon? This simple adjustment makes it easy.
It seems like everyone has a rule of thumb for finding the best watermelon—a butter-colored "belly," a dull skin, plenty of brown scars and so on. But regardless of your method, we'd like to recommend doing this experiment, too.