This Canary Might Make You Sing

This canary yellow melon, pictured, is called a Melone Cartuccia in Sicilian. It is currently in season in Sicily. Until recently, this wasn’t common outside of southern Italy. It’s best cultivated in dry, arid climates (In the U. S., for example, in a region like southern California); however in the past couple of years, I’ve been so thrilled to see it in stores in New York City and this month, at my local farmer’s market in New Jersey. It is similar to a honeydew melon, yet as you can see, its pulp is white-yellow. It is succulent and tangy sweet: it’s mmmm mm good!

Look for it near you, try it, and report back!

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