How do you buy a sweet cantaloupe?
Also question is, how do you tell if a cantaloupe is ripe?
2 Answers. Cantaloupe should feel heavier than it looks and smell musky and sweet. Also you should be able to press your thumb in slightly on the bottom and there shouldn't be a lip around the stem. the smell of the melon, peaches, etc. will tell you if they are ripe.
Also, what is the best season for cantaloupe? In the U.S., cantaloupe's best season is from June till August. The rest of the year, cantaloupe is generally shipped from South America, so by the time it's in stores, it will have been off the vine for a while. It should feel a little heavy for its size.
Also to know, how do you ripen a cantaloupe from the store?
Set the cantaloupe in a paper bag once you want to speed up the ripening process. Keep it at room temperature during this process. Place ethylene-producing fruits such as an apple or banana in the paper bag with the cantaloupe to further speed up the ripening.
How do you buy a sweet watermelon?
How to Pick a Watermelon at the Grocery Store
- Pick it up: Big or small, the watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
- Look for the yellow spot: Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it's ripe.
- Give it a thump: Tap the underbelly of the watermelon.