Santa Claus melon (Christmas melon)

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Rind - Football-shaped, mottled yellow or green rind    Flesh - pale green or pale orange flesh depending on variety.  Fruit weight - 2-3 kg.

 They are very sweet when ripe and are similar to Piel de Sapo with some varieties looking very much like that melon but others are smoother and some have a little or a lot of netting as in the photo. These melons get the name Christmas or Santa Claus from their late season harvest excellent keeping properties - even to Christmas (In the northern hemisphere) if stored in a cool place.

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 Seeds available from many heirloom seed websites.

Christmas Melon