Friday, August 20, 2010
Picking a Cantaloupe
Man, the cantaloupes are good this year! My uncle, a farmer, taught me how to choose a good 'lope back when I worked at his roadside stand as a girl.
The sweetest cantaloupes have a well-developed, raised webbing on their rind - the more defined and rough, the better. I don't know why this is so, but this tip has never failed me. The cantaloupe is ripe when the stem end does not show any green and the other end smells good and sweetly cantaloupe-y.
Now, about choosing watermelons, I know nothing. And I've heard that there is no good way to choose a watermelon. Is this true?