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General Produce

Melons, Persian

Persian Melons
Receiving Inspecting:

A good quality melon should be heavy for its size, well-shaped, and exhibit rind and flesh colors characteristic of its variety. Most ripe melons will be fragrant and slightly soft at the blossom end.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 60-65° F/16-18° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
14 to 21 days.

Pitting of rind, decay, and failure to ripen are symptoms of chill injury; store properly.

Soft or decaying flesh and off-flavor indicate age. For best quality, use melons shortly after receiving.

Usage Ideas:

  • Cut melons in half; remove seeds and part of the melon; fill shell with mixture of chicken, diced melon, diced red onions, and mayonnaise.
  • Serve thick melon slices with salty salumi, Marcona almonds, and Cabrales cheese.