Las Vegas Farmer’s Market, Part 2

5 Jun

You may think this a bit excessive, but, oh, this melon is soooooo worth its own post.

I present to you, the Santa Claus Melon:

Not knowing a whole lot about melons, we selected this one based on the vendor’s recommendation. He described it as having a texture similar to watermelon, and a flavor like a honeydew crossed with a cantaloupe. I detest cantaloupe, but if you only fed me watermelon and honeydew for the rest of my life, I’d be a happy camper.

The melon has a firm rind, but was super easy to cut – and it turns out, the rind isn’t very thick at all. And it’s beautiful.

You can see that it is honeydew colored closer to the rind, and almost cantaloupe colored near the center. And the flavors and texture follow the same pattern!

One more picture for good measure – don’t you think those seeds look like little popcorn kernels? So cool.

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2 Responses to “Las Vegas Farmer’s Market, Part 2”

  1. Stacy @ Stacyverb June 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Gorgeous! I wonder why it’s called a Santa Claus melon.

    • Megan June 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      i just wiki’d it – apparently it keeps all the way through winter/Christmastime! i wouldn’t be able to wait that long, even if i had a whole farm of them.

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