Abby at Valley Flora Farm grows only one kind of cantaloupe: Sarah’s Choice, a richly-sweet, light orange-fleshed, ambrosia-like cantaloupe that’s truly one of the best we’ve tasted! AND she grows it using organic practices…an added bonus! 🙂
Sarah’s Choice Cantaloupes normally weigh between 2 and 3 lbs. When perfectly ripe, its flesh is juicy and sweet. It will feel heavy versus hollow, a weightiness which is an indicator of its water content. The ripe fruit releases its trademark floral musky aroma.
It will also have a good cantaloupe smell on the stem end, and the scar at the stem end should be a smooth and well-rounded cavity (this proves that it was harvested at the peak of sweetness, i.e. “slipped” from the vine!)
Note: because this variety is SO popular – and quantities are usually limited – we’d appreciate it if you limit yourself to just one cantaloupe per order… thanks! 🙂