Harvest Time: August through September
Gold Star Melon
under-ripe melons in a pierced paper bag at room
temperature for a few days. Adding an apple to
the bag will coax the fruit into ripeness. A
ripe melon will give slightly when pressed on
the stem end, and will produce a delicate
fragrance from the blossom end — once it does
so, store in the refrigerator.
Storing Ripe, Uncut Melons
hardy appearance, melons are quite perishable.
Keep ripe melons away from other fruit so that
the ethylene gas that they produce does not
speed up the fruit's ripening. Uncut ripe melons
should keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Storing Cut Melons
When storing a
halved melon, leave the seeds in to help keep it
fresh. Once you've cut into a melon, wrap the
remainder in plastic and it should keep in the
fridge for about 3 days.