July – September
These unique Chinese melons are oblong and pointed at the blossom end. They have a hard yellow rind that can be slightly netted. Their crunchy interior is white with a tinge of pink and has a mild sweet flavor.
To find a ripe Hami melon look for a dark gold color around the fruit.
Since melons grow on the ground, it’s only logical to make sure they’re perfectly clean on the outside before cutting them. Run cool water over the melon before eating to remove any surface dirt that may remain.
Turlock Fruit melons are picked vine-ripened so they should immediately be stored in a refrigerator. Cover cut melons with plastic and store no more than 3 days.