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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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FAQs About Lemondrop Melons

Lemondrop melons have many beneficial vitamins and nutrients that make them a great choice for your daily servings of fruit. The Lemondrop melon is rich in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system, speed wound healing, and improve the absorption of iron. Lemondrop melons also contain vitamin B6, which can promote brain health and may improve your mood and reduce the symptoms of depression. The potassium in this melon helps regulate muscle contractions and regulate fluid balance, while the fiber will improve your digestion.

You can keep Lemondrop melons at room temperature for about a week, or until fully ripe. If you don't want to eat your lemon drop melon immediately, consider leaving a note for your Instacart shopper to choose one that's not yet ripe. Once you've opened the melon, you should store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat it within four days. Melons taste best when they're eaten the same day they're cut open.

You can order Lemondrop melons and other produce easily through Instacart! Browse the current listings at local stores to see what's currently in stock. Since these are a highly seasonal choice, you should order as soon as you can when you see that these specialty melons are available. It's quick and easy to fill your cart via the Instacart app or webpage. Delivery is available in as little as 2 hours!
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