Tired of guessing whether that melon is ripe?  Try one that tells you―before you slice into it.

By Sharon Tanenbaum and Ashley Tate
Updated January 10, 2008
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Dulcinea Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupes
Credit: Lucas Allen

Problem: You sliced too soon and got a mouthful of unripe melon.

Solution: Choose Dulcinea Extra Sweet Tuscan Style cantaloupes, which are bred so the rind’s grooves change from dark green to gold when they are ripe. Tasty melon, any way you slice it.

To buy: dulcinea.com for locations.