What to look for
Use your nose – ripe rockmelons will give off a fragrance when pressed gently (near the stem end).
Rockmelon is available for much of the year but its season is from early summer into autumn.
Rockmelons are fairly perishable so eat them soon after you’ve bought them. Store for 1-2 days at cool room temperature, or for two days in fridge.
Rockmelon is a good source of vitamins A and C. Small amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium and calcium.
Ways to Eat
The Rockmelon can be used in fresh or raw preparations, both sweet and savory. It is not found to be suited well for cooking. Fresh Rockmelon can be used as a breakfast fruit and as a salad ingredient. It makes a perfect element in cold or fresh desserts. It also can be used as an ingredient in drinks. Rockmelon pairs well with feta and goat cheeses, almonds and hazelnuts, mint, citrus and cured pork.
*Brand will vary depending on availability