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Melon - Passport

Melon - Passport

Description

A Passport melon is a green-fleshed "Honeydew-type' melon with a rind that turns light green or pale yellow when ripe. The thick, sweet flesh is light green-almost white towards the seed cavity. It has a smooth flavor and fresh aroma.

Applications/Techniques

Use in salads, granita, as an appetizer with paper thin sliced prosciutto or other cured meats, chilled soups, agua fresca, ice creams, smoothies and cocktails.( Champagne, Cognac, Cointreu, Grand Marnier, Kirsch, Midori, Port, Rum, Sake, Sambuca, Tequilla, sweet white wines)

History

The ancient cradle of melon cultivation is the Middle East, where melons have been growing for thousands of years from Egypt to India, but they grow well in any temperate area that has a growing season long and hot enough. Melons were imported to the western hemisphere by Columbus on his second voyage. Their cultivation spread quickly from the Caribbean as far north as New England. Today most melons consumed in the US are produced in California.

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