Round and encased in a pale green, thin skin, the watermelon radish has pinkish-red flesh. Turnip-shaped, this radish may grow to the size of a baseball with a long, thin root at its bottom.
Feijoas fruits are ellipsoid shaped, similar to an egg. The color and texture of the skin both resemble that of a lime. The fruit has distinctive aromatics both sweet and tart and suggestive of its tropical flavors.
Lemon Drop Melon
Inventory, 8 ct : 0
This item was last sold on : 08/11/12
Available during the summer months.
The Lemon Drop melon, Cucumis melo, is a member of the plant family Cucurbitaceae, along with all other melons, squashes and pumpkins. Melons are classified based on fruit character: surface and flesh. As melon varieties have been hybridized for centuries, though, it is often hard to distinguish between groups; however classification is based on several distinctions. The most common is Winter, Netted, Cantaloupe, Watermelon and Gourd. The Lemon Drop is classified as a netted melon variety.
The Lemon Drop melon has the superfical appearance of a classic Galia type melon: a netted rough cornflower gold peel with pale lime longitudinal grooves, a heavy weight for its size and when opened its thick, dense and succulent pale glacial green flesh bears a central cluster of seeds easily removed. Unlike any other melon though, the Lemon Drop (true to its name) has no floral aromatics and not a trace of sub-acid sweetness, rather its flavors are filled with the overt signature sweet tartness of lemon, subtle hints of honeydew and watermelon and due to its low sugar content, it displays no candied syrup qualities within its juices.
The Lemon Drop melon is best suited for fresh eating or pureed into a chilled summer soup, sorbet or cocktail beverage. Its sweet tart nature lends itself to pairing with sweeter melons, dried fruit, mild and spicy salad greens, ginger, chiles, seafood, proscuitto, tomatoes, feta, herbs such as basil and cilantro and nuts such as hazelnuts, pistachios and pepitas.
The Lemon Drop melon is the hybrid result of successive breeding efforts of marrying wild melon varieties with high citric acid content and sweet Galia melons. It was developed in the Mediterranean region in the late 20th Century. Martori Farms of Arizona, United States, grows and distributes the Lemon Drop melon under the brand "Kandy".
People have spotted Lemon Drop Melon using the Specialty Produce app for iPhone and Android.
Produce Spotting allows you to share your produce discoveries with your neighbors and the world! Is your market carrying green dragon apples? Is a chef doing things with shaved fennel that are out of this world? Pinpoint your location annonymously through the Specialty Produce App and let others know about unique flavors that are around them.
Meier, Oswego, Illinois
Near Oswego, Illinois, United States
About 200 days ago, 8/24/13
Strack and Van Til Near Hobart, Indiana, United States
About 209 days ago, 8/15/13
Spotter's comments : Found them at Strack's - very tasty too!
sams club Near Columbia Station, Ohio, United States
About 226 days ago, 7/29/13
sams club Near Maryland City, Maryland, United States
About 227 days ago, 7/28/13
Meijer Near Lexington, Kentucky, United States
About 228 days ago, 7/27/13
Spotter's comments : I spotted Lemon Drop Melon at Meijer Lexington, KY
sams club lafayette indiana Near West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
About 233 days ago, 7/22/13
Penn Dutch Hollywood Near Miramar, Florida, United States
About 239 days ago, 7/16/13
Sioux Falls SD Near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
About 247 days ago, 7/08/13
Spotter's comments : Super sweet (unlike description - so sweet I thought it must be artificial or GMO until I looked it up). Flesh is wonderful consistency and texture. Perfect for cooling off on a hot, humid, SD-summer day! Hy-Vee supermarket on Marion Rd.
Whole Foods Market Near Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
About 248 days ago, 7/07/13
Sam's Club Near Bolindale, Ohio, United States
About 251 days ago, 7/04/13
sams Near Buford, Georgia, United States
About 257 days ago, 6/28/13
99 Cent Store Near WINNETKA, California, United States
About 257 days ago, 6/28/13
Spotter's comments : On the corner of Sherman Way and De Soto Ave in SFVALLEY
Sam's Club Near Montgomery, Alabama, United States
About 262 days ago, 6/23/13
Wegmans Market Cafe Near Tonawanda, New York, United States
About 267 days ago, 6/18/13
wegmans Near North Tonawanda, New York, United States
About 268 days ago, 6/17/13