What to look for

  • Shape/color typical to variety
  • Medium to large size
  • Dull gloss
  • Ground spot has yellowish color

What you don’t want

  • Immature or over-ripe
  • Poor color
  • Misshapen
  • Blemished

How to prepare watermelon

  • Leave 1-2 inches of stem
  • Wipe with a moist cloth

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: one specimen
  • County Fair: check your fair book
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