Last night, we went ahead and had the larger of the two Halona melons that were ripe enough to come off their stems.
When we taste tested our first melons, they were too early.
You can see how green the inside of the rind is, in both the Halona (top) and Pixie (bottom) melons.
What a difference three days can make!
There is almost no green visible, and the knife just slid right through. It was also incredibly juicy! After scooping out the seeds, there was enough juice in the cavity, it could be drunk!
The flesh was smooth and soft, but not so soft as to be mushy. The flavour was very much a cantaloupe flavour, and llightly sweet. The small size makes it perfect for a late night snack, too. 🙂
Since it was so nice and ripe, I’ve kept the seeds to clean and dry for planting next year. It is definitely a melon worth growing again!