© Denzil Green
Canary Melons are slightly oval, with somewhat pointed ends making them look a bit like an American football. If not for these pointed ends, it would look somewhat like a Casaba Melon.
The smooth skin has no netting, but it does have ribs or furrows that go from top to bottom. When unripe the skin is green with some hairs. When ripe, it goes a bright canary yellow and the hairs disappear.
The flesh inside can be either quite white, or a pale green, and will sometimes be pink-tinged at the core.The flavour is slightly sweet.
Canary Melons with green-coloured skin need to be ripened further (though as with all melons, they will not get any sweeter once picked.)
Wash the melon and halve it. Scrape out and discard the seeds with a spoon, then cut each half into 4 pieces. Slice the rind off each piece.
Not good for cooking with at all.