How to Carve a Honeydew Melon

Overview

Honeydew melon is similar to cantaloupe though much sweeter and with firmer, crispier flesh. The flesh of the most common variety of honeydew melon is a lime green color when ripe. A less common variety has orange flesh and a pink-orange colored rind. In the United States, honeydew melon is in season June through October. Honeydew is simple to prepare. Wash it, cut the honeydew melon in slices and enjoy.

Step 1

Select a honeydew melon that has a creamy white to yellow rind to indicate that it is ripe.

Step 2

Wash the honeydew melon under running water.

Step 3

Cut the honeydew melon in half, using a large knife.

Step 4

Scoop the seed from the center of the melon using your hands or a large spoon.

Step 5

Cut the honeydew melon halves into several long slices, cutting the rind away from each slice.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you can hear the seed rattle inside the honeydew melon, it is over-ripe and will likely have a bitter taste.

Things You'll Need

  • Large knife
  • Large spoon

References

  • Preparing Honeydew Melon
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Honeydew
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About this Author

Bethney Foster is communications/fund-raising director for Dixie Dogs & Cats and directs the Dixie Pet Underground Railroad. Foster spent nearly two decades as a newspaper reporter/editor, writing for several newspapers including "The Central Kentucky News-Journal," "Mount Vernon Democrat," and "Cleveland Daily Banner." Foster graduated from Campbellsville University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English, journalism and political science.

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