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Why Does My Watermelon Taste Sour?

Watermelons are high in antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and keep your skin looking vibrant. They also contain vitamins A and C, which help keep your skin hydrated and prevent aging. However, if your watermelon tastes sour, it may be due to mold or other factors.

Mold

If your watermelon is moldy around the rind, cut off an inch or two from the bottom of the fruit and discard it. Then cut away any remaining moldy parts of the fruit before cutting a slice to eat. Take care not to cut yourself on any remaining hard spots on the rind or seeds inside the melon while you’re cutting it up.

Soil

Watermelons grow best in sandy loam soils with lots of organic matter. If your soil is too wet or too dry, this can affect how sweet your melon will taste. Watermelons need at least 1 inch of water per week during their growing season — more when temperatures rise above 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). Mulch helps retain moisture around roots as well as preventing weeds that compete for nutrients from growing near them.

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Last modified: October 26, 2022

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