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How to Ripen Melon

Most melons, except watermelons, continue to ripen after picking when stored at room temperature for a few days.

Short Term Melon Storage

Ripe melons should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 3 to 5 days.

Refrigerate cut melons that are wrapped in plastic; they will retain their flavor and quality for 2 to 3 days.

Melon Long Term Storage

Prepare melons to freeze by removing the seeds and rind, then cut into slices or cubes. Then depending on the melon, use either the unsweetened or sweetened dry pack method.

Unsweetened dry pack method: Spread the melons in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze them until firm. Once firm, transfer the melon to airtight containers or plastic freezer bags leaving ½ inch of headspace for expansion during freezing.

Sweetened dry pack method (best for watermelon and cantaloupe): add 1 pound of sugar to each 5 pounds of prepared fruit; mix well. Pack in suitable containers leaving ½ inch of headspace.

Both the unsweetened and sweetened methods allow for melons to be stored for 8 to 12 months at 0 degrees F.

Melon Side Notes

There are many types of melons, varying in shape, size, color, flavor and texture. Some of the more common varieties are: cantaloupe, casaba, Crenshaw, honeydew, muskmelons, Persian, Santa Claus, watermelons.
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