People usually put watermelon in the fridge thinking it will preserve its taste and freshness.
However, most people know that watermelon, as it stays in the fridge for a long time, does not taste as intense and is not as refreshing as expected.
It is immediately noticeable that the color is weaker, and that the aroma has changed. Therefore, the conclusion is that the refrigerator is not the best place to store this fruit. According to Real Simple, it is much better to keep watermelon at room temperature, but away from direct sunlight.
In this way, it remains fresh and unchanged for several days. However, if you think watermelon does not last very long, it would be better to put it in the fridge. Cut into large pieces, and then leave in the fridge.
The fridge is a good choice if you want to cool the watermelon before eating it. Feel free to put it inside, cut or whole and leave it there for about an hour.