Seasonal Specialty Melons

This time of year we are seeing a huge influx of unique melon varieties from all over the world. Each one has its own visual and culinary qualities that sets it apart from the pack. We'll keep updating this post through the season with new photos and varieties as they become available.

 

 

Yellow Watermelon


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This deliciously sweet watermelon variety has notes of honey and apricot with the same succulent, crisp texture of traditional watermelon. Use to showcase its sweet flavor and striking color raw, grilled, or even seared to caramelize its natural sugars.

#7620 1 ct

 

Tuscan Melon


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This cantaloupe variety originated in Italy and provides a sweet orange flesh. As it ripens, the
exterior grooves will change from dark green to gold, indicating a softer texture and richer flavor. It can be sliced thin, cubed, or pureed for both sweet and savory uses.

#6250 6-8 ct
#6210 9-12 ct

 

Hami Melon


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Although more closely related to the cantaloupe, these large melons are almost the size of a
watermelon. The inner flesh surrounds a large seed cavity, and provides crisp, yet juicy texture with sweet, floral flavor and a signature musky aroma.

#6750 5 c t

 

Orange-Fleshed Honeydew Melon


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It might look like a honeydew from the outside, but the salmon-hued flesh is more like a cantaloupe with honey-sweet melon flavor and firm, yet juicy texture. Use this melon fresh or raw with breakfast, in desserts, or pureed into smoothies, agua frescas and cocktails.

#6760 5 c t

 

Canary Melon


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Once ripe, this melon’s rind turns bright yellow, revealing a tangy, mildly sweet flavor, tropical
aromatics and wet, pear-like texture.

#7100 5 c t

 

Lemon Drop Melon


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Oblong and heavy, this variety is related to the Galia melon. It has a succulent pale green flesh with tart citrus-like flavor and subtle hints of honeydew and watermelon. Its sweet tart nature lends itself to chilled summer soups, spicy salad greens, seafood, and chilies.

#7120 8 c t

 

Sharlyn Melon


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These oval melons may look similar to cantaloupe, but have a restrained balance of sweetness with floral, fruity, and tropical aromatics. These can be substituted for Crenshaw melons, with a sturdy enough texture to stand up to cooked preparations.

#7410 5 c t

 

Santa Claus Melon


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Resembling a football in shape, this melon has a wrinkled skin, which becomes a bright yellow once it is ripe and sweet, although it will not release a signifying aroma. This all-purpose melon can be used in almost any recipe calling for melon from fruit salads to gazpacho, and dessert—of course.

#7150 5 ct

 

Casaba Melon

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This pointed-top melon has a creamy pale flesh with mildly sweet flavor and notes of Asian pear and cucumber. This can be used similarly to other muskmelons, perfect when a lower sugar level is ideal, in both sweet and savory raw preparations.

#7170 6 ct

 

Golden Honeydew Melon


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This brighter-skinned variety of Honeydew melon has a succulent, velvety flesh, sweet flavor, and releases a faint aroma when ripe. It can be used like any other honeydew in raw preparations such as cold soups, salads, sauces, smoothies & cocktails.

#72406  ct

 

Crenshaw Melon


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Closely related to the Cabsa melon, this variety has a dense yet tender flesh, which is very sweet and slightly spicy. They are excellent for enjoying raw but full-flavored and sturdy enough to stand up to cooking. Pair with salty cured meats, mozzarella & almonds for a unique appetizer.

#7250 5 ct

 

Galia Melon


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Galia has a signature spicy-sweet flavor with tropical aroma. A distinct musky aroma signifies the melon is ripe and ready to be used in sweet or savory fresh preparations. Use right away, as these have a short shelf life even in cold storage facilities.

#6850 6 ct
#7280 9-12 ct

 
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