Did you know these 3 things about melon?
- Ancient Egyptians cultivated melons 2000 years BC.
- Yubari King melons are the most expensive melons in the world. They are known for a uniquely sweet flavour and grow only in a small region of Japan, making them highly coveted. Two of these melons recently sold for more than $20,000!
- The cantaloupe was first cultivated in the 1700s, in the Italian papal village of Cantalup.
Interesting, isn't it?
Our post-harvest researchers are working all day on collecting information about taste, shelf-life, fresh cut quality, nutrition and chill tolerance. And we use the data they collect to improve our products. Want to know more?