That was two or three weeks ago - I was lugging cantelope to my mom's, my brother's, to work, and my lope baller is worn smooth at the edges from freezing bags upon bags of it! Last year I stuck in two plants to fill an empty space in the garden and it was a big hit -- sweet as sugar and produced about a dozen or so lopes. This year, I stuck three plants in remembering how nice it was to pick my own cantelopes. Those three plants produced about triple the amount of lopes, and the hard part is they nearly all mature at once! So I had about 30 lopes rolling around the garden, off my counter top, and in the car. They all ripened at the same time and I HAD to do something with them. So I balled and froze about 16 bags of them - a lope per bag. The fruits of my labor will be enjoyed all winter!