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Where does it come from?

The melon is considered by some to have come from South Africa and by others from Asia. The word melon in Greek is called “peponi” and comes from the ancient Greek word “pepon” meaning ripe, mellow, soft.

When should it be planted

It should be planted from March to May and it is collected and consumed from 3-5 months later.


The melon loves open land and soil with very good drainage. It prefers seasons without frost and needs intense sunlight.

Nutritional analysis

  100 g  % RI
Energy (kcal)  28.6


Fats (g) 0.1 0
Saturates (g)  0 0
Carbs (g) 5.4 2
Sugars (g) 5.4 6
Fibre (g) 1.3 5
Protein (g)​ 0.56 1
Salt (g) 0.04 1


The values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.

The melon is wonderful to enjoy in ice cream, jello, tarts, creams and surprisingly enough.. in vegetable risotto!


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