Summer Fruit Harvest ~ Kharbuja

Kharbuja (Cantaloupe)
Kharbuja on the Vine

Kharbuja (Cantaloupe)
Ripe Kharbuja with Sweet Scent, Freshly Plucked from the Kharbuja Vines

Kharbuja (Cantaloupe)
Summer Sunday Treat ~ Kharbuja with Icecream



  • By Jennifer, June 20, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    Wow, your garden is amazing! Is the taste of kharbuja similar to cantaloupe?

  • By sanjeeta kk, June 20, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    Lucky to have such crops in your home garden. Can try mixing little sugar and a tsp of lemon juice for a delicious dessert.
    Nice photos.

  • By Sonia, June 21, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Your 3rd pic is really tempting! I’m really amazed to see thosa kharbuja in your garden. gr8 work, Indira. 🙂

  • By Aarthi, June 21, 2010 @ 2:06 am

    Oh my, it looks so beautiful

  • By Liz, June 21, 2010 @ 5:02 am

    Wow.. I was just thinking of this fruit the other.. Looks very delicious. Where did you get the seeds from?? got some to share please?? I would love to grow this in my garden.

  • By vrinda, June 21, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    Nice pics…

  • By Kiran, June 21, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    Kharbuja looks very cute and sure must have been very delicious.

  • By vineela, June 21, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    Hi , this fruit always with ice cream .
    Kudos to your hardwork and lot to learn from you dear Indira.

  • By kalva, June 21, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    wow.. looks so good!!!

  • By ranjana, June 21, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Dear Indira,
    You have a lovely blog.I browse by sometimes, it brightens my day. I’m overly fond of Indian Kharbuja by itself or juiced or with Indian Jaggery sprinkled with lemon juice. I haven’t seen Kharbuja in Indian markets and am delightfully surprised to see it growing in your garden.

    best wishes,

  • By Suman Singh, June 21, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    WOW..that looks great..wonderful idea of serving kharbuja with icecream..looks just heaven..

  • By Kay, June 21, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    you mean, musk melon? 😮 WOW! I gave up the idea of eating musk melon after eating the tasteless almost-bitter ones available here. Looks like there’s some hope. 🙂

  • By lalitha, June 21, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    hi, nice photos. is this rockmelon/cantaloupe.

  • By Indira, June 21, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    Thanks all for your kharbujalicious like notes.

    Kharbuja is cantaloupe or musk melon, homegrown is much sweeter than big box grocery chain variety.

    Hi Liz: A friend gave me few seeds last year and they are all now big plants. I’ve planned to dry seeds from harvested fruits. It would be my pleasure to share, please mail me with your details.

  • By notyet100, June 22, 2010 @ 4:04 am

    fresh out of farm,looks so good,.

  • By Narayan, June 27, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    looks really yumm…

  • By Nirmala, July 7, 2010 @ 2:59 am

    The kharbuja looks wonderful ! Try this kharbuja payasam. ..Puree the kharbuja (or small pieces) with jaggery and coconut milk. Add cardamom powder and serve.

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