How to Choose a Good Sweet Yellow Melon Every Time.

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Do you hesitate every time? So, I’ll tell you how to do it.

And if it’s bland, what a disappointment…

Fortunately, my grandmother entrusted me 4 tips for choosing a very ripe and very sweet yellow melon every time.

1. Yellow melon should be heavy

The weight of the melon is an infallible index.

Take the melon in your hand to find out if it is heavy.

If you are in doubt between two melons, it is best to weigh them.

The effective grandma’s trick is to choose the heaviest for the same melon size.

The heavier it is, the riper and fuller of sugar it is.

A dense yellow melon will therefore be all the better for it!

2. His skin should be supple

To choose a good yellow melon, it is essential to taste it.

Indeed, a ripe melon has a soft bark.

What does soft bark mean?

To find out, take it with both hands and press down on it with both thumbs.

If the rind moves, the melon is ripe as it should be.

Be careful, it should not be soft either.

A soft skin means that the melon is overripe, even moldy…

Conversely, if the bark closes, it is not ripe enough. So a good yellow melon is neither too soft nor too hard.

Know that a melon is a rather fragile fruit. So be delicate and don’t let it down.

3. There must be a crack

To know if your canary melon is ripe, you have to take a look at the pecou.

What is pecou? It is the small tail at the end of the melon, the peduncle.

If there is a crack around the pecouyour melon has reached maturity.

The crack appears before the pecou falls.

The pecou should also be easily removed.

If the pecou is about to come off, your melon is ready to eat.

If the pecou has already fallen, check that the crack does indeed exist.

4. His skin should be wrinkled and dark yellow

A good canary melon should have a very yellow skin.

But it’s a very dark yellow that must be chosen.

To tell if a yellow melon is ripe, you need to pay attention to its color.

But that’s not all. You should also check that its bark is wrinkled.

A mature yellow melon has less smooth skin than a less ripe yellow melon.


1 melon which is not ripe because it is not dark yellow enough and the other which is sweet and wrinkled

There you go, now you know how to recognize a good ripe and sweet yellow melon 🙂

Easy, fast and effective, right?

All you have to do is treat yourself to its flesh full of water and sugar as an aperitif, starter or dessert!

You can also make delicious fresh and light summer recipes.

Your turn…

Have you tried these grandmother’s tips for choosing a good elongated yellow melon? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!

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