How and when to cut watermelon

How to pick a watermelon

Watermelon is one of the most popular fruits of the summer. Almost all of the contents are comprised of water, so it is ideal to keep us hydrated while we enjoy the sweet taste. However, did you know that the cultivation in the garden or even in a large pot is quite simple?

Yet obviously, when you water it almost daily and fertilize it at least once a month with ecological fertilizers (such as guano, for example), there comes a time when you need to take a serrated knife to separate it from the mother plant. But, how and when to cut watermelon correctly?

When was it harvested?

First, we will answer this question because if we do not know when we can cut it, it is useless to know how to do it. As well. Watermelon It will be ready to grow between 75 and 95 days after sowing, depending on the variety.

To know if it has matured, we have to see if it has:

  • Basal spot (the part that is in contact with the ground) that turns from white to cream.
  • It is covered in a whitish, wax-like powder.
  • The peduncle (the stem that connects it to the mother plant) is dry.
  • When you hit the shell, a bang is heard.

How was it harvested?

Now that we know when it can be caught, it is time to find out how we can separate it from the mother plant. About this, I recommend to take a serrated knife previously disinfected with a few drops of the dishwasher and cut the peduncle. The only remains is to wipe the watermelon with a dry cloth to remove the traces of soil and put it in the fridge.

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