Selecting the Perfect Cantaloupe
3 Steps to a Picking the Perfect Cantaloupe
Look for cantaloupes with prominent, cream-colored ridges. It is perfectly normal for one side where the cantaloupe has touched the ground as it grows in the field to be lighter in color or to have smoother ridges.
The stem end of the cantaloupe should be smooth and well rounded. When ripe, this stem end will yield to light pressure.