July – September
Orangedew is our most popular variety melon. It has a sticky feel when ripe and a yellowish-orange exterior. It has a great aroma, feel, and flavor. USDA consumer tasting shows that Orangedew is preferred over cantaloupe. The flavor is out of this world with a mellow cantaloupe flavor with a cinnamon finish. We have an exclusive on the seed.
To find a ripe Orange-Flesh look for a light creamy rind and a sugary aroma.
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.