Pick it up: It will feel heavy for its size.
Tap it: The fruit should sound hollow.
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Look at it: You want a dull, pale-yellow exterior.
Sniff it: The fruit should smell fragrant.
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Press it: The bottom should feel soft but not mushy.
Sniff it: A ripe one will have a sweet scent.
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Now watch Martha demonstrate the easiest way to cut a melon: