Sorry this post has something to do with summer, but think of the melon as orange and maybe your mind will come back to all things fall. Regardless, this summer I planted, "melon" and when anyone asked me what kind, and even as it was growing, I had no idea what it was. Mystery melon. Well, the other day I had at it and it was good. Really good. I'm going to go with cantaloup. I really don't like cantalope. It's one of the only fruits I don't really like and pick around in a fruit salad. But, melon from my garden ripened in the Santa Barbara sun? Oh, it was good. Very good.