Honeyrock Melons
Question: How is a honeyrock melon different from a cantalope?

Answer: Now seems to be the peak season for melons. Several types of melons have arrived over the last week in the store that I work at. One of those melons is the honeyrock. Now it looks a lot like a cantaloupe. Most people could easily mistake if for such. But there are some differences. The easiest way to tell them apart is that honeyrocks have ridges that cantalopes don’t. On average honeyrocks tend to be bigger in size. Now onto the important part, the taste. Honeyrocks are sweeter than cantalopes, they are also more firm. I think they have an improved texture. I am not a big melon fan, but I would pick a honeyrock over the standard cantaloupe every time. Also take note that honeyrocks are an heirloom variety of melons.

You can find these melons in stores from midwestern states (such as Indiana and Michigan) starting in the month of July. You can also purchase seeds online to grow your own (can’t get any fresher than that). Melons should be planted after the risk of frost is over in your area.

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  1. Wendy Austin June 13, 2015, 12:21 pm

    Thank you for your precise answer. Could not get an answer at the farmers market today. Good job.

  2. Eric Samuelson June 14, 2015, 2:27 pm

    I am glad you were able to find the answer you are looking for. Sad that you couldn’t get it at the farmers market.

  3. Dirk Weber July 26, 2016, 8:33 am

    Great answer. I bought one of these for $2.50, and I am glad I did. Best cantaloupe type melon I have ever eaten. My melon was huge approx. the size of one of those seedless watermelons. I am not sure how to tell if is ripe, though. If you run across in store buy it.

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