Aloun Farms
91-1440 Farrington HwyKapoleiOahu(808) 677-9516Website
HSN Farm


KCC Saturday Farmers Market
4303 Diamond Head RdHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Kailua Farmers' Market
609 Kailua Road(Parking lot near Long's and Pier 1)KailuaOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Mililani Farmers' Market
Mililani High School95-1200 Meheula ParkwayMililaniOahu(808) 848-2074Website


Watermelon is the fruit of vine plant that is a member of the gourd family (it is not part of the melon family). Though watermelons are thought to be green of rind and red of fruit, there are a huge variety of watermelons being grown, heirlooms included.  Besides the traditional green and red ten-pounders, varieties to be found growing commercially in Hawaii include seedless, Thai (cantelope sized and round), yellow-fleshed.

All parts of the watermelon can be eaten, including the rind (often pickled in Russia and China).

Prepping and Eating Tips

– Always wash your watermelon well before cutting.

– Watermelon is most often eaten chilled and sliced.

– It is a nice refreshing addition to salads too.

– In some regions it is also cooked in stir fries, stewed and even pickled.

Selecting and Storing Tips
The thumping method seems to be most popular. Expert shoppers report that when thumped the watermelon should respond with a deep, rich thudding sound. The skin should yield only slightly to pressure and the watermelon overall should feel heavy for its size.

Watermelons continue to ripen and will soften a little at room temperature. Watermelons picked before prime will never develop full flavor. Whole watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator. Chilling injury begins at temperatures below 40 degrees.