I thought it would not hurt to ask. My almost 3 year old is CRAZY for the color orange (he even wears orange glasses - LOL), he picked these melons out in the catalog and I just waited to long to order these. Lesson learned, I will buy earlier next year. For now I bought him some of the Jelly melons they have and they turn orange when ripe. Hopefully they will be just as much fun for him. Happy gardening!!!