How to pick a good melon  

rm_silkditty 67F
12408 posts
5/17/2006 2:30 pm
How to pick a good melon

The way I was taught to pick a good cantaloupe melon (also known as muskmelon), is first to push on the spot where it was attached to the vine. If it is soft and yielding, that's a good sign. Then, you sniff the spot and if it smells sweet and good, chances are you have a winner.

Does anyone else have a better way to pick a good melon?

Or any other food like bananas, or kiwis, or raspberries, or meat or fish?

Or any other tasty things?

rm_jammer645 60M

5/17/2006 3:15 pm

Peaches are fun to check out. First, you want to rub away some of the fuzz, expecially where the split area is most obvious. You have to be very gentle not to rub too hard or vigorously. It's often best done with one's tongue as they are a very delicate fruit. Then carefully run your toungue along the full length back and forth until you gradually feel the fruit begin to split open. You will immediately know how fresh and rip it is from the juices that flow over your tongue and into your mouth. The more juice the better.

ilsuconu 57M

5/17/2006 6:37 pm

Well... you really need to have two of them; to compare, that is. And if you're lucky, they're both just as ripe and tasty! This works for the smaller fruits, too... like strawberries! But either way, you still need to have a pair!

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
5/17/2006 7:30 pm

I always buy my avocados hard, put them in a brown paper bag for a few days, perfect, eat, enjoy!


dankos2069 56M

5/17/2006 8:26 pm

Fresh out of fruit stories, but a good melon also a slight yellowish tint when they are ripe or you must sit them out. I know that's not in the line of innuendo, but..

in that picture you posted, that melon on the right is truly bizzare looking. It reminds me alot of Michelle Hetley in college.

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