it seems that there are more pluots and apriums at pike place market this summer than there are plums and apricots. why would i want a purebred melon either?
i wouldn’t. that’s why i had to try “orange fleshed honeydew” when i saw it at frank’s. that’s a pretty lame name, so i prefer to refer to it as a cantadew. i canta do with just one kind of melon.
the outside of the melon looks just like a honeydew, though these were smaller than most honeydews. it’s smooth and green, with none of the netting that comes on a cantaloupe. on the inside – looks like a honeydew, except everything’s orange. because it is, i fully expected cantaloup flavor. but to my very pleasant (cantaloups aren’t my melon of choice) surprise, it was honeydew flavored. and a richer, more flavorful honeydew than most.
i could have easily finished off the melon on my own – though, for me this is the case with most melons. as delicious as it was, i didn’t find the cantadew to have any significant advantages over green honeydew. in general, i don’t have an issue with genetically modified foods – i love seedless watermelon, eat my share of apriums – but with this fruit, i just don’t see the value of it.