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.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
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.
Mildly sweet with an earthy quality.
Melons have rough, hard rinds, but the inner flesh is smooth and tender.
Pair with cheese, chicken, red onions, and salumi.
Papaya, mamey sapotes.
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.