New Zealand honeydew melons are available in January, February and March.
Storage and Handling
Ripen on the bench, then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Honey Dew Melon aka White Antibes were originally cultivated in France and Algeria in the late 15th Century.
- Honeydew melons are sweeter than their cousin, the rock melon
- Honeydew is the American name – the cultivar is actually called White Antibes
- Honeydew is one of the few melons that continues to ripen once picked
- Honeydew and other melons are related to the summer squash family which includes marrows and courgettes
- Early sowing, raise in pots and then transplant after three to four weeks
- Plant in a sunny spot in well-drained soil and keep watered
- Protect from snails and slugs
Honeydew is a good source of vitamin C and a source of folate, potassium, niacin (vitamin B3) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.