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General Produce

Melons, Horned

Horned Melons
Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality horned melons should have yellow rinds; avoid melons with split or cracked rinds.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 45-50° F/7-10° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
7 to 21 days.

Horned melon rinds are susceptible to bruising and damage; handle with care. Store and display fruit in a single layer; do not stack.

Pitted rind, water-soaked spots, and softening indicate chill injury. Do not store below 45° F/7° C.

Prevent accelerated yellowing and softening - keep horned melons away from ethylene producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Usage Ideas:

  • Whisk horn melon gelée into plain vinaigrette; serve over romaine and green leaf salads.
  • Add horned melon to yogurt-cucumber raita; stir in fresh mint and baby dill.