Asked by: Nelutu Strukmeier
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th June, 2020

Are you supposed to refrigerate watermelon?

Storage and shelf-life: Watermelons can seem to last for weeks in the fridge, but Darryl recommends you keep them just a bit cooler than room temperature, eat them as soon as possible, and refrigerate them only after they're cut, or only for a few hours before serving if you want to serve them cold.

Click to see full answer.


Just so, how long can watermelon sit out at room temperature?

two hours

can watermelon sit out? If melon pieces sit out at room temperature for longer than two hours, throw them out. If you have to wonder how long they've been out there, they've been out too long. Cantaloupes, watermelons and other melons are great, nutritious foods – but if they're handled incorrectly, they can make you very sick!

In this way, what is the best way to store watermelon?

A whole watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or at room temperature for a week or two. Cut watermelon should be wrapped in plastic, refrigerated and used within three to five days.

Can watermelon give you food poisoning?

Fruits grown on the ground such as cantaloupe (rockmelon), watermelon and honeydew melon have a high risk of causing food poisoning due to Listeria bacteria, which can grow on the rind and spread to the flesh ( 35 ). Washing fruit before you eat it can reduce the risks, as can cooking it.

23 Related Question Answers Found

Does watermelon get sweeter in the fridge?

How long does uncut watermelon last unrefrigerated?

Can bad watermelon make you sick?

Can I freeze watermelon?


What is the fastest way to chill a watermelon?

Can you get fat from eating watermelon?

How do you know when a watermelon is ripe?


How should you store tomatoes?

How should I store strawberries?

How do you keep watermelon from going bad?


Can dogs eat watermelon?

How do you cut up a watermelon?