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Melon & Watermelon


When ripe, melons have a sweet smell. They are tastiest when bought in season during late summer or autumn.


Melons will ripen at room temperature. Once ripe, refrigerate and consume quickly. Keep in the fridge, uncut, for 3 to 5 days.


Chopped melon can be frozen but, because of its high water content, the longer it is kept, the less well it will retain its texture and flavour.

Freezer life

up to 1 year

Using up

Make a smoothie out of your melon with yoghurt, honey or maple syrup and a drop of lemon. Or just dilute it with water – watermelon can be used to make a delicious refreshing lemonade: add it to some water and lemon juice, or grapes and lime juice and blend.

Good to know!

Did you know that you can make watermelon jam from the rind of the watermelon?! Check out the recipe from Hubbub (p29).

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