South Carolina Cantaloupe season and mother nature is giving but a little bit too much, I'm not talking about the lope its self, I'm talking about the the water in the lope. None the less, it still had an 11% brix, which is very good for having a liquid center cavity, and picked and packed at its prime straw color. So always keep in mind that if your going to the store and pick up a melon, and it rained in your area. Rinse the lope before you cut it and always cut around the equator so that if it does have liquid, it'll stay put inside the bottom half and no spills. Now if you cut it from north to south pole, well, you better have plenty of paper towels on hand because your gonna have a mess.