How to Pick a Perfect Cantaloupe: One Quick Tip
How to Pick a Perfect Cantaloupe – This One Quick Tip will guarantee a sweet and ripe melon every time!
Learn how to pick a perfect cantaloupe every time with this simple One Quick Tip!
Note: This post first appeared on August 2, 2016. The recipe has been updated from the archives with updated content and photographs, as well as improved kitchen notes. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.
The season is ripe for melons! I’ve encountered lots of methods for picking cantaloupes over the years, but I have one quick tip on how to pick a perfect cantaloupe that never fails, and I learned it from my mother.
HOW TO PICK A PERFECT CANTALOUPE
To pick the perfect melon, there’s no need to worry about its weight or size or by tapping on the rind. My mother taught me that the way to make sure a cantaloupe is sweet and ripe is by examining the indentation left by the stem. The stem scar should look like an innie belly button – the deeper the indentation, the better!
Just remember: look for an innie!
What’s your method for picking a perfect cantaloupe? Do you use the innie method? Or something else? I’d love to know!
I hope you find this helpful! If you have any quick tips you would like to share, let me know – I’d be happy to spread the word in a future post!