Watermelon is freshest during the summer months.

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a whole melon that's heavy for its size, best in June through September. 

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any melons with cracks or soft spots.

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cut melon with flesh that has pulled away from its seeds.

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a whole melon at room temperature for up to 10 days; cut melon should be refrigerated in a tightly sealed container and consumed within 2 to 3 days.

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