Storing Melons video
Video DescriptionDespite their appearance, melons are very perishable; their skin offers only minimal protection and they tend to spoil rapidly. Here are my melon storage tips.
Leave the melon to ripen at room temperature until it has a delicate aroma. Melons produce ethylene gas, which hastens ripening and alters the flavour of other foods so separate them from other fruits. Ripe melons should be kept in the refrigerator and wrapped in plastic to prevent surrounding food from absorbing their odour. Melons can also be frozen, but their flesh tends to soften when thawed. For best results remove the skin and seeds; cut the flesh into slices, balls or cubes, add sugar and lemon juice, then seal the fruit in an airtight container or freezer bag.