Melon

Piel de Sapo:
Oval melon. Green skin with slight furrows and dark speckles resembling a toad’s skin (hence its name in Spanish). Crispy and very sweet flesh.

Galia:
Small, round melon. Smooth, delicately veined skin. Flesh usually green near the skin and white inside. Sweet, aromatic taste. Soft, juicy texture.

Charentais:
This round melon’s characteristic taste and smell make it very popular. Yellowish-green, clearly veined skin. Firm, sweet, orange flesh.

Description

Piel de Sapo:
Oval melon. Green skin with slight furrows and dark speckles resembling a toad’s skin (hence its name in Spanish). Crispy and very sweet flesh.
– Aromatic, sweet and sourless taste.
– Fruits with white flesh.
– Sugar content: min. 12ºBrix.

Galia:
Small, round melon. Smooth, delicately veined skin. Flesh usually green near the skin and white inside. Sweet, aromatic taste. Soft, juicy texture.
– Flavourful, aromatic, sweet and non-acidic.
– Skin from pale green to yellow/Brown.
– Flesh from pale green to pale yellow.
– Sugar content: min. 11ºBrix.

Charentais:
This round melon’s characteristic taste and smell make it very popular. Yellowish-green, clearly veined skin. Firm, sweet, orange flesh.
– Salmon orange flesh.
– Sugar content: min. 12ºBrix.

Size

Galia y Charentais:
CAL 4 1150 -+ Grms
CAL 5 850 – 1150 Grms
CAL 6 710 – 850 Grms.
CAL 7 600 – 710 Grms.
CAL 8 550 – 600 Grms.
CAL 9 500 – 550 Grms.
CAL 10 450 – 500 Grms

Piel de sapo:
CAL 5 1700 – 2000 Grms.
CAL 6 1350 – 1700 Grms.
CAL 7 1225 – 1350 Grms.
CAL 8 1050 – 1225 Grms.
CAL 9 850 – 1050 Grms.
CAL 10 750 – 850 Grms.
CAL 11 600 – 750 Grms.
CAL 12 600 – 600 Grms.

Origin

– Almería and Murcia.

Storage and transport

– Galia and Charentais cultivars are not very cold-sensitive and can be stored for one or two weeks at low temperatures of 0ºC to 4 °C.
– The Piel de Sapo cultivar can be stored for 2 to 6 weeks at 7 – 10ºC.
– The ideal relative humidity for storage is 85 – 90%, essential in order to maintain quality after harvesting. Exposure to higher than recommended humidity for extended periods of time can damage the melon’s skin.

Packaging

– We can cater for special packaging requirements.

Calendar

– Almería: April to June (subject to availability)
– Murcia: June to September (subject to availability)

Product sheet

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