All the melons


Illustration by Serene Lusano

If it’s not a watermelon, it’s most likely a muskmelon. That category includes cantaloupes, honeydews and casabas. You might also find delicate green charantais, aptly named fragrant ambrosia or green-striped mini tiger melons. They’re all members of the squash family, so don’t just eat them in sweet preparations. Dice melons for salsa and thinly slice them to layer with salty prosciutto. Blitz them in a blender, with or without rum, for refreshing summer drinks. You can even eat the seeds, dried and ground.