Some people call them “Canary Melons”, but the term “Canary Melon” is actually already used to describe another melon altogether.
They have dark-green, hard, ridged rind.
Inside, they have cream-coloured or pale green flesh. The green flesh will still be green when it’s ripe.
They are very sweet.
In other melons, you’d like for the end opposite the stem to have a bit of give to know they are ripe, but when these melons are ripe there’s no difference.
They are grown in Spain. Shipments start arriving in North America in December and stay on store shelves for the next 2 to 3 months.
Some small quantities are also grown in California and Chile.
Spanish Melons arrived in Spain from India via the Middle East.