Tony Casieri, produce manager at Wilson Farms
Tony Casieri, produce manager at Wilson Farms, has different methods for determining the ripeness of various melons, such as cantaloupes, Sharlyns, Crenshaws, and honeydews.

Is a melon ripe for the eating? Here's how to tell.

August 9, 2006

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The age-old question of when melons are ripe remains a mystery to most consumers. Clues to ripeness are different in the various melons. Cantaloupe skin will have a golden hue and a little give when pressed with fingers, says Wilson Farms' s Tony Casieri, and , like Sharlyns, will be very fragrant at room temperature. They should be kept chilled ... (Full article: 331 words)

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