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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew Melon Availability

New Zealand honeydew melons are available in January, February and March.


Storage and Handling

Ripen on the bench, then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.



Honey Dew Melon aka White Antibes were originally cultivated in France and Algeria in the late 15th Century.



  • Honeydew melons are sweeter than their cousin, the rock melon
  • Honeydew is the American name – the cultivar is actually called White Antibes
  • Honeydew is one of the few melons that continues to ripen once picked
  • Honeydew and other melons are related to the summer squash family which includes marrows and courgettes


Growing Facts

  • Early sowing, raise in pots and then transplant after three to four weeks
  • Plant in a sunny spot in well-drained soil and keep watered
  • Protect from snails and slugs

Nutrition Information

1 wedge = 150 g

  Average Quantity
per serving
% Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 300/72 4% 200/48
Protein (g) 1.9 4% 1.3
Fat, total (g) 0.3 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.00 0% 0.00
Available carbohydrate (g) 14.7 5% 9.8
- sugars (g) 14.7 16% 9.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.9 3% 0.6
Sodium (mg) 48 2% 32
Vitamin C (mg) 75 188% RDI* 50
Folate (µg) 29 14% RDI* 19
Niacin (mg) 1.8 18% RDI* 1.2
Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.69 14% ESADDI** 0.46
Potassium (mg) 654   436

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake

Source: FOODfiles 2016