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Aug 13, 2012 12:41 PM

Where Are The Honeydew Melons??

I'm not a big melon fan, but do LOVE Honeydew melons. While I've grown them myself in the past, I didn't this year, so of course they are nowhere to be found elsewhere.

I've checked supermarkets & farmers markets - all are overrun with cantaloupes, which is surprising what with the continuing reports of Listeria outbreaks - but I haven't been able to find even ONE Honeydew.

Is there something going on that I'm not aware of?

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  1. Is it a regional thing? I live in So. CA and can find them everywhere. In fact, one local store has them on sale 3lbs for $1 right now.

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    1. re: boogiebaby

      Nope. Normally they're everywhere. And I've grown bumper crops of them myself in the past. It's just weird that out of 20 or so stalls at the farmers market, no one has them (supermarkets either) - just cantaloupes. Guess next weekend I'll have to get to the market early & do some chatting.

      1. re: Bacardi1

        You're in Virginia. It must be regional.

        Boogiebaby says they're everywhere in So Cal. Others report availability in AZ and the Midwest. They're available in my area. (Indy/Midwest)

    2. Shouldn't you post this on your regional board?

      1. I'm in NJ this week and purchased my 1st honeydew melon of the summer for $2.99 at a indoor market. While it was ripe it wasn't very sweet. I'm still longing for a great one. And, cantaloupe while avail. everywhere have been tasteless and hard. Disappointing season for me so far.

        1. I live in the Phoenix AZ area and we're melon-full. Honeydews, ripe, juicy and flavorful, are everywhere and quite inexpensive. Supermarket pricing is about 59 cents pp but my local farmstand has them 3 - $1. We're about to turn into honeydew melons at this house!

          1. The best honeydew melons are "King O'the West" brand and they are in the stores now in the midwest. It's the only fruit I buy by brand and for a reason.