As the largest watermelon grower, packer, and shipper in the U.S., Melon 1 provides the highest quality watermelon to retail customers of all sizes, year-round.
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High volume means higher expectations: only the best melons, every time
Stringent safety standards from the fields to your door
Good environmental stewards since 1935
T.J. and Jay Chastain, Chastain Farms
TJ Chastain is a 4th generation farmer, and began farming in 1958. Today he farms watermelons in Punta Gorda, FL with his son Jay. In addition to growing watermelon, they also raise cattle.
How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon
To thump or not to thump? We’ll show you how to choose, prepare, and store your Melon 1 produce.
Our 365-day Harvest
Melon 1 has the reach and resources to bring you the sweetest, freshest watermelon, fresh off the vine, year-round.