Sweet Aliki Quality

Each shipment is personally inspected

Dedicated Fleet

Supplying shops and markets throughout the UK

Italian Wine Grapes

Our Italian wine grapes imported are of the highest quality and sourced from some of the very best vineyards in Italy.

Family run since 1973

The leading supplier in the UK

C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd is a family business founded by Chris “Melon Man” Charalambides. From the outset, in 1973, Chris has been regarded as the leading supplier of watermelons in the UK. Chris’ strength lies in the fact that he continues to source the best watermelons, at the best quality, at the largest volume, at the most competitive prices from across Europe, Africa and Asia.


Chris “Melon Man” Charalambides

Unique amongst his competitors, Chris’s vast experience and exclusive contacts ensures the highest quality crop year-after-year. Crucially, he takes a direct and active involvement in the planting, growing and cutting of the watermelons keeping an ever watchful eye for the quality that is his signature.

Meet Aliki

Over 20 years of experience

While Chris is in the fields, watching over the watermelons, the London office is led by his daughter Aliki. She has been in partnership with her father for over 20 years and ensures that the UK market is stocked with watermelons throughout the season. Aliki is assisted by her experienced and friendly team.

From Across Europe and Beyond

Only the finest watermelons


C&M Watermelon Imports Ltd are the No.1 specialists in Greek watermelons. The watermelons are sourced from all over Greece with a particular focus on the Peloponnese region. Watermelon is one of the most important exported fruits in Greece. This is because of its excellent quality. Other countries include: Bulgaria, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Hungary, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain and Turkey.

Wine Grapes

Uva da Vino

Chris Charalambides started importing wine grapes from Italy over 40 years ago. Chris established himself in the Italian and Portuguese community and became the leading importer of wine grapes in the UK.

Latest Blog Posts

3 Must-Try Summer Sangria Recipes  

3 Must-Try Summer Sangria Recipes  

Summer sangria recipes provide an excellent way to showcase the ripe fruit available when the weather gets warm. From sangrias keeping classic ingredients like red wine and citrus to sour options melding sangria with other traditional cocktails, these recipes show creative new takes on the drink!  

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The Best Summer Wines: Sip and Savour the Flavours of the Season

The Best Summer Wines: Sip and Savour the Flavours of the Season

As summer arrives with its sunny days and warm evenings, it’s time to uncork the perfect wines to complement the season. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool, or enjoying a picnic in the park, the right wine can elevate your summer experience. In this blog post, we will explore a selection of the best summer wines that capture the essence of this vibrant and refreshing time of year. 

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Watermelons vs. Melons: A Juicy Showdown

Watermelons vs. Melons: A Juicy Showdown

When it comes to summer fruits, few things can rival the refreshing and vibrant taste of watermelon. And in the sun-soaked country of Morocco, watermelon holds a special place in the hearts and palates of both locals and visitors. Sweet Aliki Watermelons, sourced directly from Morocco, are among the sought-after varieties that bring delight to watermelon enthusiasts worldwide. In this article, we’ll take a delightful journey into the flavours of Moroccan watermelon, exploring its unique characteristics, culinary uses, and the joy it brings during the scorching summer months.

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Excellent professional friendly staff, efficient reliable service and the best watermelons in London. Thank you for your support in supplying watermelons for us to sell. You are our No1 supplier! You can’t go wrong with C&M Watermelons.

Shaheer Halal Meats

We would like say that the service from C&M Watermelons has always been to a very high standard and we will be a customer for the foreseeable future. The W/Melons are always fresh sweet and juicy and they always come with a smile.

Despina Foods Ltd

The speed of service in turning the trucks around is second to none. I personally would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone, financially or for their service level.

Harry C Eames
MMD Shipping Services Ltd

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