The description of Watermelon Ripeness App
Determining watermelon ripeness is extremely hard, Watermelon Ripeness Scanner calculates it for you!
Watermelon Ripeness examines whether a watermelon is ripe inside the magic hat, by simply pressing a button. It will scan the watermelon for an ideal color using pattern recognition. watermelon ripeness uses the camera, flashlight and other features to determine the ripeness. To get the best results make sure the camera is zoomed completely into the most yellow part of the watermelon. In addition, it will check for uniformity of the watermelon and will calculate the level of ripeness. The percentage will be displayed.
Watermelon Ripeness uses a flashlight to identify more colors that are in the yellow spectrum, that are visible to the naked eye, but not to the computer.
Watermelons (Watermelon Ripeness) don't continue to ripen after being harvested, unlike many other fruits, so it's no good to just buy one and try to let it ripen on the counter. Canteloupes and other melons do tend to get softer after sitting at room temperature for a few days, but from what we understand, their sweetness is determined by when they were picked, not by how soft they get on the counter.
To help do my part for world peace by reducing the disappointment of eating an unripe melon, here are a few tips on how to tell if a watermelon is ripe for eating, whether you bought it at the market or grew it at home.
How to tell if a watermelon is ripe when you pick it out at the market:(Watermelon Ripeness):
Look at its belly: Watermelons (Watermelon Ripeness) have an underside, or belly, which is in contact with the ground throughout its growth, called a 'field spot'. This spot on a ripe watermelon will be yellowish (sometimes referred to as "buttery"), and not white, which indicates an unripe melon.
Thump it: Using your knuckles, rap on the middle of the watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) while holding it up to your ear, or flick it with your finger (like flicking a crumb off your shirt). A ripe watermelon will have a hollow sound when knocked, which sounds more like a 'plunk' than a 'thwack'. An unripe watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) will have more of a higher pitched sound, while an overripe one will make a 'thud' or a lower-pitched sound. Learning the difference between the sounds of an unripe vs. a ripe watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) takes a bit of practice, but one way to get a head start on it is to ask a melon grower at your local farmers market (or perhaps the produce manager at the grocery store) to demonstrate it for you so you can hear it for yourself.
Sniff it: Pick up the watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) and carry it a little bit away from the rest of the melons (so you don't pick up the smell of other melons), and give it a good sniff. A ripe watermelon should smell slightly sweet, and similar to what a melon tastes like, but not overly sweet (which can indicate an overripe watermelon). This sniff test also works great (actually, even better than for watermelons) on other types of melons, such as canteloupes and honeydew.
How to tell if a watermelon (Watermelon Ripeness) is ripe when it's on the vine:
Watch the calendar and break out the measuring tape: You did remember to save your watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) seed package and write down the date you planted them, didn't you? Many of the standard commercial varieties of watermelons(Watermelon Ripeness) grown in home gardens will be true to their descriptions on the seed package, assuming all other things are equal (good soil, adequate watering, lack of pest issues), so it's good practice to keep track of when those melons 'should' be ripe before trying to harvest one. And a ripe watermelon(Watermelon Ripeness) from these varieties should be approximately the size indicated on the seed package, although that can vary quite a bit depending on the conditions in your garden.
Happy (ripe) watermelon hunting!