We do our best to pick vine-ripened melons at Fort Hill Farm for optimum flavor.
Storage and Handling:
All melons should be eaten within a week.
Cantaloupes: also known as a Musk Melon, has sweet, orange flesh. The best way to tell if a Cantaloupe is ripe is by smelling it. Smell the end of the melon; it will smell like a nice ripe, sweet melon. Store ripe melons in your refrigerator for up to a week. If your melon is not quite ripe, let it sit out at room temperature for a few days until you can smell it. Then put it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Watermelons: we grow red and yellow watermelons at Fort Hill Farm. We carefully pick our watermelons after trialing a few before the harvest to note the tell tale signs of ripeness for that particular crop. Watermelons will not ripen off the vine. Watermelons do not emit a ‘ripe’ smell and should be handled carefully. Vine ripened watermelons will crack easily if knocked around.