A large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually many seeds. 2 : a widely cultivated African vine (Citrullus lanatus synonym C. vulgaris) of the gourd family that bears watermelons.
Keep wholewatermelons at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Once cut, wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Watermelons 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 white like spot, which indicates an unripe melon.