Heirloom Style Cantaloupe Season
July – September
These Italian style cantaloupes are slightly oval netted melons with stripes running from the stem to blossom ends. These melons have tender deep orange flesh and a very sweet aromatic flavor.
To find a ripe Heirloom Style Cantaloupe look for a golden color under the netting and a golden color in the stripes.
Since melons grow on the ground, it’s only logical to make sure they’re perfectly clean on the outside before cutting them. Run cool water over the melon before eating to remove any surface dirt that may remain.
Turlock Fruit melons are picked vine-ripened so they should immediately be stored in a refrigerator. Cover cut melons with plastic and store no more than 3 days.