Melons fall into one of two categories: those harvested in summer and those harvested in fall. Summer melons, which include cantaloupe, watermelon, and muskmelons, are typically more fragrant than so- called winter melons. Peak season is late spring to early summer, depending on the variety. Winter melons, which include honeydew, take longer to ripen and become available in autumn. Their flesh is paler and their taste more subtle than that of summer melons. Their skin is also harder, so they store better and store moisture more readily.
Seasonality is less and less of an issue with melons thanks to imports from major producers such as China and Chile.  
Melons Shelf Life
MelonsUntil ripe 5 days
Melons, presliced- 3 days
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009. "Food Storage Guidelines"

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