As May becomes June and the heat rises, so do summer appetites. This means BBQs, ice cream, lemonade, and watermelon, the summer's crimson ruby.
Because a watermelon doesn't continue to mature after it's off the vine, MasterClass advises buying only the finest, ripest melons.
Checking for ripe watermelon is different from other fruits.
You've probably seen somebody in the produce area or farmers market tap or smash a watermelon to hear its sound.
You may do this because of family or because you've seen others do it. Whatever your motivation for tapping watermelons, keep doing it.
This melon-tapping lunacy has a method. Healthline says tapping a watermelon might help determine its freshness.