Weight Equivalents: Watermelon

The watermelon probably originated in Southern Africa, then spread northward to the Valley of the Nile where it was cultivated for some time before again spreading to the north, east and west.. Watermelons are generally large, oval, and a mottled green color with red or pink flesh. Look for  fruit that is … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Honeydew

Honey Dew is a large round or oval melon with a smooth skin. Look for unblemished fruit that is firm, heavy for it’s size, and almost uniform in color. Honeydew Large 6″ to 7″ dia 1280g 45.2oz Small 5-1/4″ dia 1000g 35.3oz Wedge, Large 1/8 of 6″ to 7″ dia Melon 160g … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Casaba

Casaba is a large melon with a thick-ridged yellow skin. Look for unblemished fruit that is firm, heavy for it’s size, and almost uniform in color. Casaba Average Melon 1640g 57.8oz Wedge 1/8 Melon 205g 7.2oz Cup, cubes 170g 6oz

Weight Equivalents: Cantaloupe (American)

American Cantaloupe is a netted muskmelon. It has a pale orange flesh and sweet flavor. Look for unblemished fruit that is firm and almost uniform in color. Cantaloupe Large 6-1/2″ dia 814g 28.7oz Medium 5″ dia 552g 19.5oz Small 4-1/4″ dia 441g 15.6oz Wedge, Large 1/8 of Large Fruit 102g 3.6oz Wedge, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Ambrosia Melon

Ambrosia melon is a netted muskmelon which is very similar to the American Cantaloupe. It has a deep orange flesh and very intense flavor. Look for unblemished fruit that is firm and almost uniform in color. Ambrosia Melon Large 6-3/4″ dia 1000g 35.3oz Medium 5-1/2″ dia 700g 24.7oz Small 4-3/4″ dia 554g … Read more