When are your watermelons ripe?
Once they are detached from the vine watermelons will not continue to ripen. You only get one chance to do this right!
1-The curly tendril on the main vine closest to the fruit, will turn brown.
2-The ground spot will turn from white to yellow.
3-The blossom end will soften.
4-The green color becomes dull and on striped melons, the color between the stripes gets darker.