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Sunday
Jun262011

The Melons are Coming! The Melons are Coming!

Finally, they are back!  Weiser Family Farm melons are back!

This week we have two varieties: The French Orange and the Arava.  

Let me explain what you should look for when picking these melons at the market:

 

 

The French Orange is a small orange fleshed melon that tastes like an intense cantaloupe.  If there is a nice warm orange color under the netting then the French Orange is ready to eat!  You also want to make sure that when you smell the top of the melon (where it was pulled from the plant; the stem side) it smells sweet.  That is always a good sign.

 

 

 

The Arava is green fleshed and is really sweet like sugar.  With the Arava, you want it to be a nice yellow color under the netting.  You also want to look and make sure the netting is evenly spread all over the melon.  And when ripe, these melons are very fragrant, so give it a sniff at the top as well.

 

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