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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 5B wishing to be in 4B
The thump test also works to pick a Ripe Watermelon in the Stores...
Set the watermelon down on the Floor and pat it, listen to the tump of the inside, put a few beside each other and test each one, take the 1 that soulds the Hollowest...
Oh for the days Gone By where they Cored the Melons for you to see if they were Ripe, I remember Burley's Fruit Stand in the Cove (north of Harrisburg) doing that to the watermelons!
It takes some time to get the hang of the Thump Test, but I'm Sure Glad every time my Dad bought a Watermelon I paid attention to what he was doing with Thumping the melons and learned how to do it...I've tried to teach my wife and daughter how to do it, they say ALL Watermelons sound Hollow, not the case and they end up picking the ones that sound Solid...The Hollower they sound, the Sweeter they will be when you cut them open!