Melons

It’s the main product from the range offered by HORTOMELÃO, with several varieties produced. The melon has refreshing and hydrating properties because it’s 90% made of water. It should be stored in a cool and aired place, so it can maintain the proper conditions during a week. It shouldn’t be kept in the refrigerator, which can alter its flavor, with the exception of being too ripe. This fruit contains vitamins A, B, C and E, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.

Planting season: April, May, June     

Commercialization: July, August, September

 

 

 

WHITE MELON

This variety has a smooth white peel and it’s one of the most consumed varieties by Portuguese consumers. The pulp is also white with a sweet flavor.

 

FROG SKIN MELON

This variety is very aromatic; the peel is dark green, rough, with stripes. With an elongated form, the pulp is yellowish white and very sweet. It’s a melon that, after harvested, has a larger conservation period, which allows for an extension of the commercialization period, until October.

 

 

YELLOW MELON

This variety has a rounded shape; the peel is wrinkled and has an intense yellow color; the pulp is juicy, and it has a slightly greenish white color.

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