Answer: Sounds as though your melon was too immature to harvest. A yellow spot on the bottom is just one of the indications of impending ripeness, but the spot should turn from a straw color, to gold, orange, or rich yellow. If the spot on the bottom of your melon was a pale yellow, you picked it too soon. Another way to judge ripeness is to look for a shrivelling of the tendril where the watermelon attaches to the vine. It's sometimes referred to as a "pig's tail". Leave the rest of your melons on the vine until they exhibit both signs of maturity. Better luck with your next fruit!
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