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Dulcinea Tuscan cantaloupes are available year round, with sporadic gaps in availability.
The name of this melon is trademarked as “Extra Sweet Tuscan Style™ cantaloupe” and grown by Dulcinea Farms LLC. The melons are developed through conventional hybridization methods and must meet a set of standards in terms of appearance, texture and taste in order to be marketed under the Extra Sweet Tuscan Style™ cantaloupe name.
Similar in coloring to a classic cantaloupe the exterior of the Tuscan cantaloupe is covered in a golden tan hued, roughly netted exterior. Its skin is segmented in grooves which change color from dark green to a golden-cream color as it ripens. Dark green grooves indicate a sweet, firm fleshed fruit, while a light green to golden color indicates a softer texture and a richer cantaloupe flavor. An exceptionally sweet melon, Dulcinea Tuscan cantaloupes have a Brix level of 14-16 (on average traditional cantaloupes have measure a 9 or 10 Brix).
Dulcinea Tuscan cantaloupes are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C and are high in antioxidants and folate as well.
The Tuscan cantaloupe can be used in fresh or raw preparations, as well as sweet and savory. Slice thin and layer atop flatbread or salads. Utilize as an appetizer on crudité trays or charcuterie boards. Puree and add to sauces, sorbets, cocktails or cold soups. Its sweet flavor pairs well with prosciutto, figs, citrus juice, watercress, arugula, mint, basil, watermelon, blueberries, feta, rice and balsamic vinegars and fruity olive oil. Tuscan cantaloupes will keep at room temperature until ripe. Once ripe they should be kept refrigerated at 40°– 42°F.
Dulcinea Tuscan cantaloupes were first introduced in 2004 by Dulcinea Farms LLC. The seeds were developed by a partner of Dulcinea, Syngenta Seeds of Basel, Switzerland using one of Syngenta’s proprietary Italian seeds. Farming of the melons is facilitated by another partner in the industry, Tanimura & Antle Inc. Grown exclusively by Dulcinea Farms, LLC they currently have farms designated to growing the melons in California, Arizona and Guatemala. A breadth of regions which allows for supply of the Dulcinea Tuscan cantaloupe nearly year round.
Recipes that include Tuscan Cantaloupe. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near San Diego, California, United States
About 62 days ago, 7/30/14
Spotter's comments : In stock and refreshing.
Fresh Pick Market Near Burbank, Illinois, United States
About 160 days ago, 4/22/14
Spotter's comments : Tuscan Cantaloupe Melons spotted at Fresh Pick Market.
HEB Grocery Near College Station, Texas, United States
About 409 days ago, 8/17/13
kroger on Euclid Near Bangor Charter Township, Michigan, United States
About 433 days ago, 7/24/13
Trader Joe's Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 434 days ago, 7/22/13
Spotter's comments : Super sweet Heirloom Tuscan Melon perfect with sliced prosciutto!
Costco Wholesale Near 86 St/w 8 St, New York, United States
About 465 days ago, 6/22/13
Spotter's comments : Much sweeter & juicier flesh then regular Cantaloupes