Canteloupes have a very juicy sweet flesh. Most U.S. cantelopes come from California, Arizona, and Texas.
Peak June through August.
Cantaloupes will not ripen once they have left the vine. They should be slightly golden, not a dull green. It should give to gentle pressure and smell sweet. It should sound hollow when knocked on. Avoid lunmps and soft spots.
Keep cantaloupe refreigerated for up to 5 days.