Sunday, August 2, 2009

In Season: Cavaillon Melons

Cavaillon melon harvest is now at its peak.

Named after the village in the Provence region of France where they originated, these melons are at their best during the hot summer months.

Cavaillon melons are an eagerly waited feature at the roadside stands and produce markets of Provence.

Also grown in California, Cavaillon melons are available June to October across much of the U.S.

Before selecting any melon, you should smell it for ripeness. Ripe melons are also heavier than unripe ones and should have a sweet fragrance.

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