Pick melons with a little bit of "give" that smell sweetly floral.
Pick waxy fruit that yields under gentle pressure.
Seedless Watermelon – Look for firm, heavy melons without cracks.
Persians may be green or gold skinned, with a salmon-colored flesh. They look like a super-sized cantaloupe. Pick as you would a cantaloupe.
Shaped like a football, these are bright yellow (like a canary) outside with a pink-tinged white flesh inside. They should be slightly soft on the ends.
Look for yellow rind on this globe-shaped fruit, and pick melons that have a softish spot on the end.
This fruit is oval-shaped with a ribbed, yellow rind tinged with green. When ripe they will soften on the larger end and smell faintly sweet.
These oval, smooth, yellow melons have a light orange flesh. The skin will feel a touch oily when it's ripe.
The netted rind of this fruit is greenish or orange, and the flesh is white tinged with orange. Look for light orange fruits that are slightly soft.
SANTA CLAUS MELON
These watermelon-shaped fruits have a beautiful deep green rind streaked with gold. Look for slightly soft melons.