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Melon, Cucumis melo / Cucurbitaceae
Melons are available all the year round thanks to protected culture (tunnels, mulching, greenhouses...). They come from different countries, but in Spain, chiefly from Andalucía.

In Spain, melons are available all the year round and the distribution by areas is shown in the following table:

AreaMonths
AndalucíaAll the year round
Castilla-LaManchaMay-September
Region of MurciaFebruary-August
ExtremaduraMarch-August
Comunidad ValencianaFebruary-August
BalearesMarch-September
CataluñaApril-August

Source: La Horticultura Española (2001), SECH, Sociedad Española de Ciencias Hortícolas.

In the United Kingdom markets, melons are sold all the year round and during some months according to their origin.

OriginAvailability in the UK marketsWeight of the packages
Antigua  
GaliaAccording to the market demandsct 6/9
Argentina  
CantaloupDecember-January8/16kg
HoneydewDecember-April 
TendralDecember-April 
Brazil  
CantaloupBeginning of September-April6kg
CantalineSeptember-April6kg
GaliaOctober-April6kg
HoneydewSeptember-April10kg
Piel de SapoOctober-April10kg
Chile  
Tendral oscuroDecember-April10/15kg
GaliaDecember-April 
White HoneydewDecember-April 
Tendral amarilloDecember-April 
Colombia  
GaliaAll the year round10kg
Tendral verdeAll the year roundct 6/8/12
HoneydewAll the year round 
Costa Rica  
CantaloupJanuary-May5/19kg
CharentalsJanuary-May 
DaltenJanuary-May 
HoneydewJanuary-May 
GaliaJanuary-May 
Piel de SapoJanuary-May 
Cyprus  
AnanaJune-September8/9kg ct 3/8
GaliaMay-September8/9kg ct 4/10
Dominican Republic  
VariousJanuaryVarious
Ecuador  
CantaloupSeptember-February4/10kg ct 4/12
YellowSeptember-February 
Egypt  
GaliaDecember-June18/20kg
CantaloupDecember-June 
CharentaisDecember-June 
Piel de SapoDecember-June 
Ethiopia  
GaliaApril-Junect 4/9
France  
CantaloupApril-December5/10/12kg
CharentaisApril-December 
GaliaApril-December 
HoneydewApril-December 
OgenApril-December 
Gambia  
CharentaisNovember-AprilSeveral
GaliaNovember-April 
Greece  
GaliaMiddle of June-August8/10kg
Guatemala  
CantaloupDecember-MayVarious
GuineaDecember-May 
HoneydewDecember-May 
Honduras  
CantaloupJanuary-May6kg
Iran  
HoneydewAugust-December12/15kg
Israel  
CharentaisEnd of October-end November5kg
Ein-dorJuly-AugustCt 5/6/8/9
GaliaSeptember-January 
Italy  
CantaloupApril-OctoberVarious
CharentaisApril-October 
GaliaApril-October 
HoneydewApril-October 
ViabanaApril-October 
Jamaica  
GaliaAccording to the market demandsVarious
Jordan  
GaliaAccording to the market demandsVarious
Kenya  
CantaloupAll the year round5kg
GaliaAll the year round 
Mexico  
CantaloupFebruary-May5kg
GaliaFebruary-May 
HoneydewFebruary-May 
Morocco  
GaliaFebruary-May5/6kg
The Netherlands  
CharentaisMay-Octoberct 4/5/6/8/9/10/12/15
GaliaMay-October 
OgenMay-October 
Pakistan  
GaliaAll the year round5/10kg
RockAll the year round 
TigreAll the year round 
Peru  
CharentaisOctober-April4/10kg
GaliaOctober-Aprilct 4/12
HoneydewOctober-April 
Piel de SapoOctober-April 
YellowOctober-April 
Portugal  
GaliaApril-October7/10kg
Piel de SapoApril-Octoberct 4/6
TendralApril-October 
South Africa  
GaliaDecember-April5kg
OgenDecember-February5kg
Piel de SapoFebruary-March5kg
RockDecember-February5kg
Yellow HoneydewJanuary-May10kg
Spain  
CantaloupMarch-December5/10kg
CharentaisMay-September 
FuturoJune-August 
GaliaMarch-July 
Honeydew amarilloJune-September 
OgenMarch-July 
Piel de SapoJune-September 
Tunisia  
CantaloupMarch-April6/7kg
CharentaisMarch-April 
GaliaMarch-April 
RockMarch-April 
Super SprintMarch-April 
Turkey  
GaliaJune-August8kg
Uganda  
CharentaisTrialsVarious
GaliaTrials 
Venezuela  
CantaloupDecember-March4/10kg
GaliaBeginning of December-Aprilct 4/12
HoneydewJanuary-end of April 
Zambia  
GaliaNovember-January5kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1999)
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