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Old 25-06-2012, 04:01 AM
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Itís important to buy a fully ripe cantaloupe if possible, because once they have been picked they wonít get any sweeter. They should be round and pale yellow, and feel heavy for their size. If they have any green color they are not ripe. There shouldnít be any stem, but there will be a scar where it was attached to the plant. If the melon was picked when it was mature, the stem end will be smooth with no roughness around the scar. Press your thumb lightly on the blossom end; it should make a slight indentation. Overall softness or large bruises will affect the quality of the fruit. When all this checks out, the final step is to smell it on the blossom end. It should have a sweet smell, like you would want it to taste.

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On Jun 24, 10:01*pm, Selma Roth
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Itís important to buy a fully ripe cantaloupe if possible


Selma Roth


Oh Selma, Selma, Selma. What would we do without your astounding
knowledge on how to buy a cantaloupe? I'm filing this information
along side the house insurance policy and other important papers.
Can't be too careful, ya' know, lest this get away from me.

Twit.

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Selma Roth wrote:

Itís important to buy a fully ripe cantaloupe if possible, because once
they have been picked they wonít get any sweeter. They should be round
and pale yellow, and feel heavy for their size. If they have any green
color they are not ripe. There shouldnít be any stem, but there will be
a scar where it was attached to the plant. If the melon was picked when
it was mature, the stem end will be smooth with no roughness around the
scar. Press your thumb lightly on the blossom end; it should make a
slight indentation. Overall softness or large bruises will affect the
quality of the fruit. When all this checks out, the final step is to
smell it on the blossom end. It should have a sweet smell, like you
would want it to taste.


You didn't mention it's important not to eat it
all in one bite, otherwise you might choke on it.
Whaddya tryin' to do, kill somebody?


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