Santa Claus Melon
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
My husband and I decided yesterday in the brutal heat that a nice fruit salad would be a perfect side to dinner. We stopped at the store to pick up some additional fruit and I was searching for a honeydew melon. I actually don’t care much for the honeydew myself, but he likes them so we were going to add it to the salad.
It took me a couple of spins around the produce section to see a sign that said honeydew, but the items by the sign looked more like squash to me than melon. As I looked closer the sign had smaller print that said Crenshaw, Canary, casaba and Santa Claus. These were all varieties of honeydew and none that I have ever heard of.
We decided to take a chance and we bought a Santa Claus variety. I am very glad we did, it is milder and not as sweet as the regular ones we have bought in the past. I think I will try another brand at some point too. It is interesting trying different trying different types of food.