They weight anywhere from 2 up to 5 pounds. We harvest these ripe, just when they slip from the vine, but they’re are no guarantees of the flavor. Cantaloupe is normally eaten as a fresh fruit, as a salad, or as a dessert with ice cream or custard. Melon pieces wrapped in prosciutto are a familiar antipasto. If you happen to get one that isn’t peak texture nor flavor, you can make cantaloupe mojitos, that are sure not to disappoint.