Robbie’s Produce Tips: Orange Flesh Melons
- First, orange flesh melons should be clean with as little blemishes as possible. Some marks are inevitable, but older melons will show spots.
- They should have a nice orange color to them. Some farmers will pick them green, and they look like a honeydew.
- Make sure they 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.