How long to a Watermelon, stay fresh?

@marciascott (25563)
United States
September 1, 2009 5:13am CST
If you haven't cut it how long will it last, I briught one a couple of weeks ago, and I waited aweek to Cut it it got to over-ripe. Well I kept this Watermelon for a week, lets see will it be ok. I haven't cut it yet, but I hope it is ok!
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@Polly1 (12652)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I really don't know, it also depends on how long the store had it too. I mostly just wanted to stop by and say Good Morning Marcie, hope you have a good day. Enjoy the weather its been perfect during the day.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
1 Sep 09
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
1 Sep 09
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@vinocitd (218)
• India
21 Sep 09
you can keep watermelon fresh by keeping it in water or in a fridge , in out side heat it get spoiled.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
21 Sep 09
What does the water do! I never herd of thst. thsnks, that is good information! It is always to big to put in the Frig unless I cut it up in small pieces.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
8 Sep 09
Hi Marcia, you shouldn't keep cut watermelons till a week because it would have turn stale and bad by then. Just like any other fruits, once they're cut, they are oxidized when exposed to air and this causes chemical reaction resulting in the taste and flavor of the fruits. Usually I buy half a watermelon and try to finish in 2 days. After which it will taste funny and stale. Or I make into watermelon juice. Hope you enjoyed your watermelon!
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I never buy Watermelon, my husband loves it, but sometimes he will wait untill a week to cut it. And I know that sometims it will get to ripe. As a matter of fact i had some today! It was very good, I even added soe catulope with it.
@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I think it would be o.k. Who knows how long they keep them in the grocery stores. I wonder if it would be extra watery inside if it gets too ripe.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
2 Sep 09
If it gets to ripe, then It woldn't taste to good. I cut it yesterday and it was Ok, I had had it for a week. it was sweet but my husband said it wasn't sweet enough, It was sweeet to me.
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I think a watermelon will last quite some time if you have not cut it open yet. It will age quickly after you cut it though. Try to keep it refrigerated after cutting it open or it will sit there and grow mold if you don't.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
1 Sep 09
thank you steph, How are you hope all is well!
@med889 (5958)
1 Sep 09
I have kept a watermelon once for more than 9 days and when I decided to cut it, I thought it was no more good to eat but to my surprise it was still good so I ate it. I think if you leave it for more than 15 days then it might not be good enough to eat it.
@marciascott (25563)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Thanks, for replying so quick. I tink it depends on Watermelon too.
• Australia
1 Sep 09
It depends on how fresh the watermelon is. Most of the time, by the time we buy them, they have been sitting in storage for several months, so they aren't going to last as long once you get them home. If you buy them fresh from a local grower, then they are guaranteed to be fresher and should last a few weeks before you need to eat them. It is pretty easy to grow your own, and their are varieties out there for just about any gardening situation, even miniatures for apartment living.