Secrets to Picking the Sweetest, Juiciest Watermelon 

Watermelon is the epitome of summer, but choosing a ripe, sweet one can be tricky.

Look for a creamy yellow "ground spot" where it rested on the ground.

Avoid melons with cuts, dents, soft spots or bruises.

The rind thumping and weight tests can sometimes indicate ripeness.

Always wash the rind before cutting to prevent transferring bacteria.

Seedless or seeded is just personal preference, not an indicator of quality.

"Hollow heart" is an imperfection, but the melon is still safe to eat.

More webbing on the rind usually means sweeter flesh inside.