Rockmelons are the same as cantaloupes, named after the Italian town of Cantalupo where melon crops originated. Rockmelons are grown all year round in Queensland which is awesome news for our melon fans.


A mature rockmelon has a delicious sweet aroma. When choosing a rockmelon, choose fruit that has that mouth-watering fragrance, one that feels heavy for its size, and one that is firm with no soft spots. Rockmelons can be stored at room temperature but once cut, should be covered in plastic wrap,kept in the fridge and eaten as soon as possible.

Even with their sweet, divine taste, rockmelons still have considerable nutritional value. Rockmelons provide:-

  • Dietary fibre
  • Vitamin A – antioxidant, maintaining healthy skin
  • Vitamin C – support for the immune system
  • Potassium – helps lower blood pressure
  • High water content – good for hydration
  • Adenosine – a compound that helps prevent blood clotting


Rockmelons can be eaten alone or added to salads.  The flesh can be diced, sliced, cubes or cut into wedges.

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