Robbie’s Produce Tips: Orange Flesh Melons
- First of all, orange flesh melons should be clean with as little blemishes as possible. Some marks are inevitable, but older melons will spot up.
- They should have a nice orange color to them. Some farmers will pick them green and they look like a honeydew.
- They should have a waxy texture to them. Go ahead and feel it. You don’t want a smooth and slick melon.
- Orange flesh melons should be heavy for their size. This way they’re loaded with juice and natural sugar.
– Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.