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Melons

We are all familiar with the standard varieties of melons-Cantaloupes, Honeydew and Watermelon. They are grown in many parts of the world and are available year round. Melons are native to the region stretching from Egypt to India. In ancient Egypt, Watermelons were traditionally offered to thirsty travelers and are still important today for their high water content. Aromatic melon varieties are prized for their flavor and perfume and are rich in vitamin A and C and provide dietary fiber. Melons are related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash, growing as they do on long, trailing vines. During the Spring and Summer months, several seasonal varieties become available to us and we offer a mixed case of Specialty Melons. These Melons are grown in both Arizona and California from April to October with peak season in July. Melons should be heavy in weight, an indication of freshness. Avoid melons with soft skin or blemishes on the skin. To store, keep melons at room temperature for two to three days. Refrigerate ripe or cut melons up to three days. Remove from the walk-in about one-half hour before serving for best flavor.

Melon - Ambrosia

Melon - Ambrosia

Ambrosia melon is an exotic melon hybrid that might be confused with a cantaloupe, but it's quite different.

Melon - Casaba

Melon - Casaba

A gorgeous golden yellow skin with a hint of green. Creamy, juicy, mildly sweet green flesh.

Melon - Crème de la Crème

Melon - Crème de la Crème

Not a cantaloupe, honeydew or muskmelon, there is simply no other melon like this one. The skin is Orange-yellow and lightly netted.

Melon - Crenshaw

Melon - Crenshaw

A large melon, often weighing up to ten pounds. The Crenshaw is one of the more succulent melons with a dense, tender aromatic salmon-orange flesh that is both sweet and spicy.

Melon - Galia

Melon - Galia

The Galia has ultra sweet and exceptionally juicy, light green smooth textured flesh that tastes like a cross between a Cantaloupe and a Honeydew.

Melon - Gold Honeydew

Melon - Gold Honeydew

The Golden honeydew melon has a similar shape and texture to the common honeydew. Its most obvious difference is its bright golden-hued skin.

Melon - Golden Kiss

Melon - Golden Kiss

The Golden Kiss melon is a delicious cross of Galia and Charentais melons. It has a very juicy, somewhat tender flesh with a mild melon flavor and a clean, sweet finish with hints of pear.

Melon - Honey Kiss

Melon - Honey Kiss

Honey Kiss melons have a light crisp texture and are incredibly refreshing and sweet, with a lightly netted distinct yellow skin.

Melon - Juan Canary

Melon - Juan Canary

Oval and smooth, similar to the Honeydew, the Canary Melon is very fragrant with pale green to cream colored flesh, crisp and firm with delicate, sweet flavor.

Melon - Passport

Melon - Passport

A Passport melon is a green-fleshed "Honeydew-type' melon with a rind that turns light green or pale yellow when ripe.

Melon - Santa Claus

Melon - Santa Claus

Green and gold striped, the Santa Claus melon somewhat resembles a small Watermelon

Melon - Savor Charentais

Melon - Savor Charentais

A classic French heirloom, Savor Charentais melons are said to be the finest melon in both taste and texture.

Melon - Summer Kiss

Melon - Summer Kiss

A honeydew-like melon that is sweet but not overbearing, mellow and creamy. The netted exterior is dark gold and contrasts with the bright green interior.

Melon - Sweet & Early

Melon - Sweet & Early

Firm, bright salmon flesh, sweet and juicy. Round to oval, 4½ inches by 5 inches, slightly ribbed with corky netting, small seed cavity.

Melon - Twice as Nice

Melon - Twice as Nice

Twice as Nice is a canary melon, known for its strong and pleasing aroma with a distinct dark yellow rind.

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