A farmer has revealed how to tell if a watermelon is ripe.  He said to make sure the dark green lines are two fingers apart (pictured).  The hack was shared on the Mums Central Facebook page

How to tell when a watermelon is ripe: a farmer reveals a little-known secret

Supermarket secret: how to choose the PERFECT watermelon every time with your fingers

  • A woman shared a farmer’s secret on choosing the perfect watermelon
  • Australian parenting network Mum Central posted the hack on Facebook
  • A farmer said the best way to tell if a watermelon is ripe is to check the lines
  • He advised to make sure the green lines are at least two fingers apart

A mom has shared a little-known secret to choosing perfectly ripe watermelons at the supermarket every time.

Australian parenting network Mum Central has shared practical advice on Facebook after talking to a watermelon grower who said the key is to check the width between the green lines on the fruit.

“I asked him what the secret was to finding a good watermelon, he said to make sure the dark green lines were two fingers apart,” the online post read.

A farmer has revealed how to tell if a watermelon is ripe. He said to make sure the dark green lines are two fingers apart (pictured). The hack was shared on the Mums Central Facebook page

The woman decided to put the theory into practice after buying a whole watermelon – and to her surprise, it worked like a charm.

“When we had watermelons yesterday, I put that to the test and cut the watermelon. IT WAS DELICIOUS.’

‘Glad to know an easy way to find a good watermelon. Thought I’d pass the info on to our friends!!’

Another common way to tell if a watermelon is ripe is to hit it on the side and check for a deep, “hollow” sound.

The social media post has since been inundated with over 440 comments and 1,200 shares.

“Love learning these little tips – thank you so much,” one person wrote, another added, “Good to know!”

A third who tried the trick confirmed it worked and wrote, “We got the best watermelon on Friday using the two finger rule!!!”

Watermelon is naturally rich in nutrients, including vitamins A and C, and can provide a range of health benefits such as a boost of hydration.

A second image shared online showed how ripe the watermelon was (pictured)

A second image shared online showed how ripe the watermelon was (pictured)

Earlier this month, the reason why Red Tip bananas contain wax at the end of the fruit was revealed.

The red wax indicates that the bananas are grown using the Ecoganic cultivation method without the use of harsh chemicals and believed to reduce environmental impact.

The revelation came as a surprise to many, with research showing that while 85% of Australians are familiar with red-tipped bananas, only 4% know that the red wax indicates the Ecoganic farming method was used to grow them.

Earlier this month, the reason why Red Tip bananas contain wax at the end of the fruit was revealed.  The red wax on Red Tip bananas indicates that the fruit is grown using the

Earlier this month, the reason why Red Tip bananas contain wax at the end of the fruit was revealed. The red wax on Red Tip bananas indicates that the fruit is grown using the “ecological farming” method without the use of harsh chemicals while reducing the impact on the environment.

The Ecoganic cultivation method, established in 1998 by Frank and Dianne Sciacca, uses the natural ecosystem to sustainably grow sweet, creamy bananas.

“When you see the red wax tip on the bananas, you know they were grown in harmony with nature. Nature has developed over hundreds of thousands of years to maintain balance,” Frank said.

“Rather than relying on chemicals, we choose to harness everything nature gives us to grow our bananas slowly and with respect,” Frank continued.

“That respect is reflected in the product and you can feel the difference.”

Traditional agriculture uses chemicals that sterilize the soil and kill insects, which then leaves the crop dependent on synthetic fertilizers for its source of nutrition.

What is ecological agriculture?

‘Ecoganic’ is a natural, holistic and sustainable approach to farming that protects the environment and creates healthier, better tasting products, without the use of chemicals

“Ecological agriculture” is an ecological production and management system that improves biodiversity, biological cycles and activity and the balance of the ecosystem through the reduction of agricultural inputs that are constantly monitored

The vision ‘farms with nature’ and respects the importance of the environment

This way of growing results in a healthier product that does not damage the soil

Source: eco-banana.com.au

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