New cantaloupe highlights and benefits
Reduce food waste
As the name indicates, new Long Shelf Life and Extended Shelf-Life cantaloupes help reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in grocery stores because of their extended shelf life. These varieties last longer because they have harder exteriors and firmer flesh than old varieties, which makes them hardier for transport.
The cantaloupe world is in a transitioning period. Plant breeders are constantly working to not only breed new varieties that last longer, but that also taste better. That means that consumers can expect cantaloupes to get even better with time! Please note that today’s new cantaloupe varieties are not produced using genetically modified breeding techniques, but are done using traditional methods for varietal development.
They last longer
Thanks to the extended shelf life of new varieties, you can expect them to last up to three weeks in the refrigerator or up to one week on the counter! Just remember to always refrigerate cantaloupe after cutting it.