How to Ripen a Cantaloupe – There’s nothing like biting the sweet and creamy orange flesh of a perfectly ripened melon in late summer. The fruit is encased in a golden-brown colored bark that appears to be covered by a mesh. Inside, a thin, green skin surrounding the fruit with large seeds growing in the central depression.
The best way to mature melon is in the plant itself, taking it only when he exhaling a perfectly sweet scent. However, many people only have access to them in a supermarket, in which case the fruit is usually picked unripe and shipped nationwide. You can search for a more mature melon smell by the end of the fruit stalk – it should have a slight fragrance of melon and be a little soft. But with a little patience, you can also brew a melon in your closet at home.
How to Ripen a Cantaloupe
- If you do not need the melon for several days, you can put the fruit on a counter or table, out of direct sunlight to ripen. It will take about 2-4 days, depending on how the fruit is green.
- Place the melon into a paper bag and seal the top. Leave it in an overnight bag and he must be mature in the morning. You can smell the end of the stem to check for ripeness (see above). For a particularly green melon, can require two nights to mature.
- Slice the melon, remove the seeds and eat or use it in a recipe of your choice.
Tips & Warnings
Wash the outer shell with soap and water before cutting the fruit – this will prevent the bacteria from being pushed into the melon.