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Sharlyn Melons

Not available for sale online. Ask your local produce manager.

For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Seasonality: May-Aug
Origin: USA

All melons are believed to have originated in India, having been cultivated since ancient times. Today, there are many different hybrid melons, California is the number one domestic melon supplier in the United States.

California offers some of the sweetest, best tasting melons to be found anywhere.

The Sharlyn melon looks like an elongated cantaloupe with a thinner, mosaic-like exterior netting. This melon has a distinct, perfume-like fragrance and a pale green interior.

They are somewhat similar to the Crenshaw melon. Sharlyn's creamy flesh is sweet and edible and is delicious eaten by itself, or for added flavor, try it with a sprinkle of ginger, salt, or a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

Sharlyn melons add sweetness to fruit salads and refreshing drinks, such as fruit punches, margaritas or daiquiris.

Melissa’s Sharlyn Melons are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose firm melons with a sweet fragrance. Look for fruit heavy for its size, yielding slightly under pressure.

Keep cut or ripe fruit in refrigerator for up to three days. Ripen at room temperature.