July 31, 2011 Mystery Melon By Karen Published in: Daily Photo Leave a comment » Share this post » A mystery melon from the farmers’ market. Got any clue what it is and what to do with it? Daily Photo 14 Comments Like this post? Tell your friends! twitter facebook pinterest googleplus MORE FROM MBB Famers’ Market Fun The Body Shop Presents: Moroccan Mystery I Really Enjoy… What to Do… So far, 14 people have commented on this article. How cool is that? Chloe says: July 31st, 2011 at 5:19 pm hahaha I didnt know they sold those in CA! We have those melons in Korea, and they are called “Cham-hweh”s. Make sure you eat it cold…You don’t want to eat the skin, so cut that off, then just slice it open. There are webs of seeds in there (kind of like a pumpkin), but it’s the sweetest part of the fruit! It should taste like a sweet melon, with a touch of cucumber… tasty 🙂 Reply Karen says: July 31st, 2011 at 5:27 pm Ahh, good to know! I can’t wait to bust it open. How do you know when it’s ripe? Reply Sandra says: July 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm It should be ripe as is. Just cut off the rind and enjoy the meat inside! Reply Chloe says: July 31st, 2011 at 10:03 pm I think my mom smells the ends; the fruit should smell sweet- If it gets soft, then its over-ripe! It’s supposed to be a crisp fruit 🙂 Reply Saffron says: July 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm ha I never knew the name of them in spite of having eaten more than I could recall. They’re awesome and cheap this time of year at the Korean market. Like any melon, it takes a little practice to figure out when they’re perfectly ripe, and I’m no expert there. Reply Vijaya says: July 31st, 2011 at 5:41 pm I think that’s a canary melon! Looks ripe to me, if it is. Vijaya recently posted … Disney Inspired Look: Jafar Reply Jen says: July 31st, 2011 at 6:41 pm Hehe, these are Korean melons! I have them a lot. Devour them like you would a cantaloupe, it is VERY sweet. Reply Andrea says: July 31st, 2011 at 6:45 pm funny size indeed. Let us know how it taste 🙂 Reply S says: July 31st, 2011 at 8:09 pm Korean melons! They’re really good and sweet. Like Chloe said, they taste great cold (but then again, all fruit does). Don’t eat the rind. I usually remove the seeds but the center is the sweetest. Reply S says: July 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm Oh, and when ripe, according to Wikipedia, the rind should feel slightly waxy. I usually let it sit for a few days until it seems “ripe.” Reply Karen says: July 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm Thank you! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to eat a piece of fruit, LOL! Reply Nina says: August 1st, 2011 at 7:27 am i agree, korean melons… so yummy! Reply Olivia says: August 1st, 2011 at 11:45 am It’s a korean melon!!!! Just peel and cut 🙂 It’s not as sweet and juicy as the other melons out there but they’re delicious! Reply Susan O says: August 1st, 2011 at 1:18 pm My dad purchased one a few months ago at a local grocery store and they called it a Crenshaw melon. Super sweet, it does remind me of the melons I ate as a child in Korea. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Click to be notified of followup comments via e-mail. You may also subscribe without commenting.