California Variety Melons are in Season. One stand out is the Santa Claus Melon (also known as a Toad Melon, because of its skin). Santa Claus Melons are one of the few melons that can be stored for 4-5 months or until Christmas (hence its name). This melon is super sweet and only harvested until September. Get them while they last and enjoy through the rest of the year! Store in the refrigerator for maximum shelf life. Also, twist a lime on the melon, for a twist of flavors!