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Friday, November 28, 2008

PIEL DE SAPO MELON

Common Name: Piel De Sapo Melon
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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16 comments:

cathy said...

Very interesting! I have never seen this melon before.

Tammy said...

I've never seen it before either, but it does have toad-ish skin.

RennyBA said...

Here to enjoy another exotic fruit and to tell you Happy Weekend :-)

JayEl said...

I never thought of the existence of this melon... amazing huh... one of a kind!!

Karin said...

Well, this type of melon is available here. Large quantities are imported from Spain.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

PielDe Sapo Melon looks delicious!!! YUM!!! I love how you show us such a wide assortment of great foods. It makes me want to travel.

Happy Holidays! Fruity!!!

Hugs, JJ

Rita Ho said...

Another addition to my growling list of must-try fruit by Fruity. :)

Rita Ho said...

Ooops! .... growing. LOL!

Mark said...

Another new one! thanks!

Anna said...

Interesting, I am now into melons, have had only three or four types in my life! Anna :)

suman said...

Beautiful shape ,texture & aroma. magnificent fruit.

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prharer said...

Tried it and it was truly one of the most delicious melons I've ever tasted! It is lusciously juicy and sweet! I am wondering about the calorie content, and the nutritive value. Anybody know?

Anonymous said...

We saw the Sapo melon in Walmart this week. Opted for the Galia instead. If they still have them when we go again, we'll give the Sapo a try.

Healthy Florida said...

We just purchased one at Walmart here in Florida. $2.97. Fantastic with lime juice.

Anonymous said...

Its fuckin gooooooood. Haha no seriously it is.

Anonymous said...

how do you know is ripe and ready to eat? mine is green with yello spots here and there right now; since I dont know; is seating in the refrigetor until o figure out when is ripe.....Help!!