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The Fonzy melon is recognized by its very round shape and slightly wrinkled, deep yellow skin. It has a strong, pleasing aroma. The light-colored flesh of the Fonzy melon is a stark contrast to its brightly-colored skin. The seed cavity of the Fonzy melon is relatively small; its thick flesh is very crisp and juicy. The Fonzy melon has a sweet flavor with a taste akin to a cross between a honeydew and cantaloupe.
The Fonzy melon is an early maturing summer melon that can be found in the late spring and early summer for a short time.
A member of the Cucurbitaceae family the Fonzy melon is of the species Cucumis melo, cultivator inodorus and is a new variety of Canary melon. They are currently only available for a limited time during their early summer season.
Fonzy melons are picked ripe and are ready to eat immediately. The thick skin can be misleading when trying to determine ripeness. Cut in half, scoop the seeds from the cavity and slice to eat fresh, out-of-hand or remove the rind and cut into cubes. Fonzy melon can be added to fruit salads with berries, pineapple and watermelon for a fresh summer fruit salad. Scoop sections from a halved melon using a melon baller, toss with other melons or use as a garnish for beverages. Wrap diced Fonzy melon with prosciutto and serve as an appetizer. Once ripe the Fonzy melon will keep at room temperature for a week. Refrigerate cut up melon in a covered container up to three days.
Fonzy melons are an organic variety of Canary melon grown in Mexico. As of mid-2014, there is very little background information available on this variety.
Recipes that include Fonzy Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
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