JND Farm’s mystery melon, the Tamara, is a type of Ananas melon, also known as a Middle Eastern melon. This melon family has a slight netting, like a cantaloupe, and typically has a pale white flesh. Tamaras are oval shaped with a bright yellow exterior.
Serve fresh, cut in wedges or cubes and chilled. Use as you would a cantaloupe or honeydew melon.
The summer melons that come in the AHO boxes should be just about ready when they get home to be unpacked, but late season fall melons will probably require a few days more stored at room temperature to fully ripen.
Leave melons out on a countertop at room temperature until you can smell the aroma and the ends give slightly when squeezed.
When melons have ripened, you can store them in the fridge for several days. Store cut melons in a tightly sealed container, away from strong smelling foods, as the melon can absorb the scent of foods like onions. Cut melons will last in the fridge for several days.