Friday, November 28, 2008
Botanical Name: Cucumis melo
Specimens from: Spain
Specimens Weight: 1920 gm [4 lb 3.7oz]
Piel de sapo melon is one of the popular melons originated from Spain and it is widely available in Europe. Its Spanish name, when translated, means "toad skin." Obviously in reference to this fruit's green blotched rind. The rind is also waxy and with no netting.
It is usually oval in shape and the flesh is off-white to yellow. It is highly aroma, sweet and juicy. Would consider it to be one of the better tasting melons around. It looks almost identical to the "santa claus melon."
Piel de sapo melon; Cucumis melo; Inodorus group; Cucurbitaceae.
Other fruits in the same family: Curcurbitaceae [Gourd Family]
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