SLH French Melon (700g-900g)

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Key Information:

Variety: French Melon is often associated with the variety known as "Charentais Melon" (Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis), named after the region of Charente in France where it originated.

Origin: As the name suggests, French Melon originated in France and has been cultivated there for centuries. It is also grown in other regions with similar climates.

Size and Appearance: French Melons are typically smaller than other common melon varieties. They are about the size of a large grapefruit or cantaloupe and have a round shape. The skin is smooth with a pale green color and slight ribs.

Flavor and Aroma: The defining characteristic of French Melon is its exceptional flavor and aroma. It is known for being sweet, juicy, and intensely fragrant, with a rich, floral scent.

Flesh: The flesh of French Melon is orange to coral in color, and it is soft and tender when ripe. The texture is smooth and luscious, making it a delight to eat.

Ripeness: French Melons are best when fully ripe. When ripe, the skin will have a slightly golden hue and will yield to gentle pressure at the blossom end.

Usage: French Melons are often enjoyed fresh and raw, either as a standalone fruit or added to fruit salads. Due to their exceptional taste, they are sometimes considered a gourmet delicacy.

Growing Conditions: French Melons thrive in warm, sunny climates with well-draining soil. They require sufficient water during the growing season.

Season: French Melons are typically available during the summer months, from late spring to early autumn.

Health Benefits: Melons have a particularly high water content, are a source of potassium and vitamin B9, and are rich in vitamin A. 

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place