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How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Garden-to-table guide to melons

Tips for growing and caring for melons, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time

Unique varieties to try
Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Unique varieties to try

Prime melon season is July through September. Be sure to sample these delicious varieites this season!

Clockwise, from left:

  • Ha-ogen: Chin-drippingly juicy, with slightly savory, tropical flavors and pale green flesh.
  • Tuscan: Earthy, clean flavor with hints of cucumber. Rich, amber-colored flesh.
  • Canary: Dense green flesh with a sweet flavor that’s musky in a good way, like grapes.
  • Moon and stars: Bright to pinkish- red flesh and a sweet-tart flavor.
  • Charentais: Deep orange and juicy, with a flowery aroma.
  • Mickey Lee: Red flesh with a clean taste and slightly grainy texture.
  • Ha-ogen (pictured again).
  • Crimson Sweet: Crisp, sweet, and mild, with medium red flesh.
  • Canary (pictured again).
  • Yellow Doll: Yellow flesh; slightly tart.


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