Apart of the melon family, Rockmelons appear round and scaly with a greyish green buff rind skin. Also known as a Cantaloupe, the name was derived from the Italian village of Cantaloupe, where it was cultivated upon the fruit’s seeds brought in from Armenia. Rockmelons have been developed over time to improve the consistency of size and improved flavour.
Seasonality | Why it’s a good time of year?
Fresh and the fruity summer screams fresh and juicy rockmelon. The month of February is the ideal month as we see growing regions in North Queensland peaking. With favourable growing conditions and a abundant supply we see good quality rockmelons available on the market floor throughout the month of February
Taste | Flavour and cooking options
When ripe, the flesh is juicy and sweet. Unique to other melon varieties, in both flavour and it’s fleshes texture rockmelon is ideally enjoyed fresh for both sweet and savoury dishes. It can be used for a variety of culinary uses from breakfast to lunch tossed in a salad and even an entrée for dinner wrapped in fresh prosciutto. Beautifully it can be paired with feta and goats’ cheese and used as a sweet additional to a fresh summer drink!
Region | Where is it Coming from?
Griffith | Queensland
Not only is rockmelon delicious, it is loaded with health benefits! Packed with beta-carotene giving the fruit its orange colour it boasts all the benefits of Vitamin A as it is a precursor to Vitamin A. Low in sugar, fat and calories it is made up 90% of water allowing it to be an incredibly refreshing, cooling and hydrating healthy snack!