There are many different varieties of melons. But mostly in markets and stores there are 2-3 kinds, which differ in shape and size. I really like melon, as long as it’s sweet, juicy and flavorful.
The other day I bought the smallest and cheapest melon the size of a man’s fist. It turned out very tasty.
The same evening, my husband, wanting to please me, bought a fairly large melon, which did not taste much different from a raw potato. Not only was it unsweetened, but it was also unripe. I tried similar ripe ones – the same taste of raw potatoes, only softer. One disappointment, in general.
Yesterday my husband bought a melon again and proudly announced that it would definitely be very sweet. Why was he so sure of this? There is a small store near his work that sells fruits and vegetables. At lunchtime, he went there and complained to the clerk that he couldn’t tell if the melon was sweet or not. In response, the old, experienced man told him a secret.
Even from the picture you can see that the melon my husband bought on the advice of the seller was very sweet, juicy and ripe.
The secret is in the stripes.
Look, here is the melon that tastes like a potato. We still can’t finish it.
And here’s the melon you’ve already seen sliced: fragrant and sweet, which we ate with great pleasure.
There they are, those magical yellow stripes! You can see them even better in the next photo (the light falls differently, but the melon is the same).
Honestly, I don’t know if it’s a special kind of melon or if only sweet and ripe specimens have stripes, but now I know how to distinguish a good melon from a tasteless one! I wish you a good mood and lots of ripe and flavorful fruit!