All melons are believed to have originated in India, having been cultivated since ancient times. Today, there are many different hybrid melons. California is the number one domestic melon supplier in the United States, offering some of the best tasting melons to be found anywhere. Originally developed by growers in Israel, Galia melons were the first hybrid of intensely perfumed Middle Eastern melons. The Galia melon looks like a cantaloupe on the outside and a honeydew on the inside. Its light green, smooth-textured flesh, offers a delicious, sweet flavor.
The Galia is primarily known as a dessert melon. Delicious eaten by itself, or for added flavor, try it with a sprinkle of ginger, salt, or a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Galia melons add sweetness to fruit salads and in refreshing drinks, such as fruit punches, margaritas or daiquiris.
Melissa’s Galia Melons are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose melons that are firm with a sweet fragrance. Look for fruit heavy for its size, yielding slightly under pressure. Keep cut or ripe fruit in refrigerator for up to three days. Ripen at room temperature.