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All About Melon

It is believed that melons were a favourite with the Egyptians and its existence dates backs to 2400bc.

Belonging to the gourd family, the melon is a large tough skinned fruit with a juicy and fleshy centre. Besides being eaten raw, the melon is often used processed in fruit juice drinks, ice creams and sorbets.

Fruit fact...

There are many different varieties of the melon: the winter melon, the Santa-Claus melon and the cantaloupe are just a few examples of the extensive melon family.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

August, September, October

Significant countries of origin

U.S.A., Central and South America, Europe, China, Chile, Australia, New Zealand.