Melons are usually consumed raw. They can be served as a part of fruit salads, refreshing juices or in the sweet desserts. Some types of melons are used as a vegetable when they are not fully ripe, and as fruit when the sugar content reaches its maximum level!
Interesting melons facts
- Size of melon depends on the variety. Largest recorded watermelon had 262 pounds of weight.
- Size, shape, color, sweetness, and texture of the fruit depending on the type of melon. Skin can be either smooth or rough. The color of the skin can be green, yellow, orange, creamy or khaki. Sweetness of the fruit depends on the climate conditions and intensity of photosynthesis
- Seeds are located in the middle of the fruit.
Watermelon can be available from May through October, with the peak season in summer!
Watermelon contains lycopene which gives certain produce its red hue and more importantly is being looked at for its potential ability to prevent certain types of cancer. Watermelon has a lot of vitamins like A, C, B6, B1 as well as potassium.
When perfectly ripe, the flesh is juicy, unctuous and sweet. The Cantaloupe will feel heavy versus hollow, a weightiness which is an indicator of its water content. The ripe fruit releases its trademark floral musky aroma. It should yield just slightly to finger pressure at its blossom end, which is opposite of its scarred end, where it was removed from the stem. Like other melons, the Cantaloupe’s flesh bears a central seed cavity.
We grow our Melons from May through October!
Cantaloupe is an excellent source of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber.
The Honeydew is round and somewhat larger than the typical cantaloupe, ranging from 4 to 8 pounds. We grow two different types of Honeydew, one with green flush (the most common) and an orange flesh Honeydew!
We have honeydew lasting from early May through late October!
Honeydew melons are a good source of vitamins C and B6 as well as potassium and fiber.