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About Lemondrop melons
The Lemondrop (alternately lemon drop) melon is a specialty hybrid of the Galia melon. It's a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Like its parent melon, the Lemondrop variety has an oblong shape and pale yellow rind with a netted texture. There are slight longitudinal grooves on the outside of the melon that are pale green in color. Crack open the melon, and you'll find pale green flesh. In the center is a small cluster of seeds that you can easily scoop out, leaving plenty of soft fruit to enjoy.
The Lemondrop melon was developed specifically to mimic the flavor of the popular Lemondrop candy. This melon was developed by successively breeding wild melons high in citric acid with Galia melons with a sweeter flavor. Martori Farms of Arizona first released the Lemondrop melon in 2013 with the brand name "Kandy." These melons need hot, dry weather and controlled irrigation to develop their distinctive flavor properly.
Though it doesn't have the same mouth-puckering tartness as a lemon, the Lemondrop melon does have a higher acidity level than other melons. The flesh has hints of watermelon and honeydew flavors with a bit of tang at the end that is, indeed, similar to a lemon.
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