Find Cantaloupes

Netted melons, called cantaloupes in America are actually muskmelons. It is hard to believe that something as sweet and satisfying as a slice of cantaloupe can be so low in calories.

Cantaloupe have a reputation for being difficult to pick, here are a few tips which might help: If stem end is rough with portions of stem remaining it means it was harvested too soon. It should be well netted, with a smooth depressed scar at the stem end. if one side looks lighter, that's the side which was in contact with the ground. Nothing wrong with this. Cantaloupes with a tighter netting are supposed to have a firmer and crisper texture.

Fragrance and a golden color are indicative of ripeness. If in season, cantaloupe should ideally be picked when ripe, but out of season cantaloupe may be allowed to ripen at room temperature for a few days. Once cut, refrigerate covered in cling film and without removing seeds to maintain juiciness.

Top Growing Areas

Order cantaloupes online

Heirloom Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Seed


Hale's Best Jumbo is a great old heirloom melon that was introduced to the public market over 80 years ago.