When I picked up my first pair of Sun Jewel melons back in early July, I have to say I was underwhelmed. They were beautiful, smelled vaguely of banana and mango (as advertised) but they lacked a definitive taste and were somewhat mealy. Snow’s Bend Farm doesn’t usually disappoint, so when they suggested that I try another, I did so without reservation.
This past week, the Sun Jewel had a fuller flavor as well as a firmer texture. It is still very subtle taste, though. When you try one, don’t go in expecting the sugary punch of a honeydew or cantaloupe.