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Watermelon doesn’t ripen any further once it has been picked, so it's worth your while leave it on the vine until it is ripe.  After harvesting, a melon will get softer but not sweeter.

When harvesting the melon, make sure that it is cut from the vine instead of being pulled.

Since a ripe watermelon consists of more than 90% water, the heavier it is, the better. Turn the watermelon over and look at the underside.  It should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.  If the spot is greenish-white instead of yellow, leave it on the vine a little longer.

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