The other day I went to the store specifically to buy a cantaloupe. I tried all of the above methods, but with one hand it is difficult to hold a melon and push on the stem end. I finally picked one that seemed heavy and headed to the checkout counter. As the clerk picked up the melon, I asked him, “Is that a ripe one?” “Well, it looks ripe,” he replied. “What do you mean it looks ripe,” I asked. “Well, look here in the netting. There is more orange and yellow than green,” he responded. Now that made sense to me.
So was it ripe? Oh, boy! Yes, and most delicious. Now we shall be trying this method through the summer to see if it continues to work. But I’d really appreciate it if any of you melon lovers out there would let me know of your experience with the ‘look’ method. Thanks.
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