How to Pick &
are available all year at your local grocery store or farmer's market. The
natural sweetness of watermelon makes it a favorite year-round. It's a
perfect addition to a salad, salsa, or cool drink. Top chunks of sweet
watermelon with fruit flavored sherbets or sorbets.
Choose firm, symmetrical, watermelons that are free of cracks, soft spots,
bruises, or mold. Ripe watermelons will have a healthy sheen, a dull rind,
dried stem, and a buttery yellow underside where they touched the ground.
There should be a melon like smell or fragrance. Thump if you prefer, you
should hear a sound that appears dull and hollow. Avoid watermelons that
are very hard, white or very pale green in color on the underside.
This indicates immature picking. An immature watermelon will not be as
What’s The best and easiest way to pick a delicious watermelon ?
Look for the one with “MELON
1 “ on the label
Watermelons can be kept for short periods
of time, up to 2 weeks, uncut at room temperature. Wash watermelon with
soap and water before cutting. Once cut, package what is not eaten in
closed plastic containers or bags and put back in the refrigerator.
Who are we?
Melon1, Inc ships over 6,000 loads every single year making us the largest
shipper of watermelons on the East coast.
Where are you located?
We have locations from New York to Texas with packing sheds in every
major growing area on the east coast. For a complete listing of our
locations, go here.
Why choose our watermelons?
We have one of the fastest and most efficient distribution systems in
the U.S., making sure watermelons arrive fresh at your local market every