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Honeydew Melon

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What is it?

A sweet, juicy melon with a smooth, creamy-yellow rind and pale green flesh. Honeydews, whose peak season is from July to September, usually weigh between 4 and 8 pounds.

How to choose:

Look for honeydews that are heavy for their size with an unblemished, creamy-yellow rind. Perfectly ripe honeydews will have very subtle wrinkling on their skin, often detectable only by touch.

How to store:

Allow underripe melons to ripen at room temperature. Store ripe melons in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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