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SHOP SEASONAL MELONS


What’s more refreshing and delicious than melon on a hot summer’s day? Branch out of the familiar watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew varieties and slice into unique, specialty melons this season! Here are some handy picking and prepping tips to help you find the perfect melon for a delicious summer treat!

Slice into one of these unique melons full of goodness!

Golden Honeydew Melon

Succulent, velvety and sweet, this melon has a bright, floral aroma. Pick Tip: Look for melons that have firm, thin and smooth skin.

Seedless Watermelon

Bite into your favorite juicy melon without all the seeds! Seedless watermelons are easy and oh-so-delicious to enjoy. Pick Tip: Look for a melon with a strong stripe pattern and that’s deep dark green in color.

Galia Melon

The pale green, smooth-textured flesh offers a delicious, sweet flavor. Pick Tip: Choose melons with deep, orange skins. The darker the orange, the sweeter the melon.

Orange Honeydew Melon

With a hint of honeydew and cantaloupe, these melons provide a firm bite with a honey-sweet flavor. Pick Tip: These are ready to be enjoyed when the skin is slightly waxy and the color is yellow with an orange tinge.

Lemon Drop Melon

A juicy, tender melon with a sweet-tart bite with a hint of lemon and honeydew flavor. Pick Tip: Avoid melons that are too firm, too soft or have any part of the stem remaining at the tip.

Santa Claus Melon

Refreshing and mildly sweet, this melon has a flavor similar to honeydew. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance and have skin that has a vibrant yellow hue.

Crenshaw Melon

A cross between the Casaba and Persian melons have a tender, juicy bite to accompany their bright floral and vanilla-flavored flesh. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance and a smooth, waxy surface

Casaba Melon

The juicy, creamy-green flesh is known for its sweet taste with hints of Asian pear and cucumber flavor. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance.

Canary Melon

Similar to cantaloupe, these melons have a unique sweetness with a slight musk and hint of pineapple. Pick Tip: When ripe, this melon's hard rind turns bright yellow with a waxy feel.

Hami Melon

Sweet and refreshing, this melon offers a crisp, flavorful bite similar to a cantaloupe, with more flavor and a crunchy texture. Pick Tip: Choose melons with deep, orange skins. The darker the orange, the sweeter the melon.

Golden Honeydew Melon

Succulent, velvety and sweet, this melon has a bright, floral aroma. Pick Tip: Look for melons that have firm, thin and smooth skin.

Seedless Watermelon

Bite into your favorite juicy melon without all the seeds! Seedless watermelons are easy and oh-so-delicious to enjoy. Pick Tip: Look for a melon with a strong stripe pattern and that’s deep dark green in color.

Galia Melon

The pale green, smooth-textured flesh offers a delicious, sweet flavor. Pick Tip: Choose melons with deep, orange skins. The darker the orange, the sweeter the melon.

Orange Honeydew Melon

With a hint of honeydew and cantaloupe, these melons provide a firm bite with a honey-sweet flavor. Pick Tip: These are ready to be enjoyed when the skin is slightly waxy and the color is yellow with an orange tinge.

Lemon Drop Melon

A juicy, tender melon with a sweet-tart bite with a hint of lemon and honeydew flavor. Pick Tip: Avoid melons that are too firm, too soft or have any part of the stem remaining at the tip.

Santa Claus Melon

Refreshing and mildly sweet, this melon has a flavor similar to honeydew. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance and have skin that has a vibrant yellow hue.

Crenshaw Melon

A cross between the Casaba and Persian melons have a tender, juicy bite to accompany their bright floral and vanilla-flavored flesh. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance and a smooth, waxy surface

Casaba Melon

The juicy, creamy-green flesh is known for its sweet taste with hints of Asian pear and cucumber flavor. Pick Tip: Look for firm melons that have a sweet fragrance.

Canary Melon

Similar to cantaloupe, these melons have a unique sweetness with a slight musk and hint of pineapple. Pick Tip: When ripe, this melon's hard rind turns bright yellow with a waxy feel.

Hami Melon

Sweet and refreshing, this melon offers a crisp, flavorful bite similar to a cantaloupe, with more flavor and a crunchy texture. Pick Tip: Choose melons with deep, orange skins. The darker the orange, the sweeter the melon.


 
Cantaloupe Sourcing

How We Bring You Farm-fresh Produce

At Sprouts, our sourcing practices, paired with our strong relationships with growers, are part of how we bring you the freshest and widest variety of produce. Great growers ship farm-fresh produce to our distribution centers where knowledgeable team members use specialized instruments to test for sweetness, firmness, size and weight—bringing you the most flavorful produce every season!

Melons from Five Crowns

One of our great partners is Five Crowns, run by the Colace family in California. This fourth-generation farming family has been in the agricultural business since the 19th century. Five Crowns works ethically and diligently to grow, pack and ship quality produce. Always placing safety as their first priority, they’ve developed a dynamic program that goes hand-in-hand with quality control. Bringing you the freshest produce starts in the field when they plant the melon seeds in winter so they can make the first harvest in early May. After they’re picked, the melons travel to a facility where they’re cooled to the optimal shipping temperature, helping to retain their freshness. Sustainably run, the cooling plant receives 85% of its energy from the Five Crowns solar facility.

Dig into fresh melon recipes!

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

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Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad

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Melon Snack Board

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