There are a lot of posts and videos on the internet about picking up the correct watermelon. Sure. I get that. My question varies a little different.
I currently live in the UAE and climates here reach around 49c and more. So despite the fact that we pick watermelon we want to know the best way to preserve it. Supermarkets here and the farmers market leave them out.
I take them home and immediately put in the fridge. About a day later I take the melon, cut it up and will leave half in the fridge and other half chopped in a bowl and also can leave that in the fridge and we will consume it with meals taking it in and out over the next few days. Few problems:
- The watermelon gets very watery - dark red blotches so it becomes overripe
- The sweetness goes quickly
How can we keep it sweet and keep it maintained - what are some tips you guys use for family and preserving it.