the israel melon

At the farmers market this weekend, I stumbled across an Israel melon. I probably just missed it at the market in the past but this year, they caught my eye and I decided to try it:

image courtesy of http://www.allkindsofhealthy.blogspot.com (i forgot to take pictures of it!)

This was a particularly fun occasion because we had family in town and none of them had tasted the Israel melon. The texture was similar to that of a cantaloupe, but honeydew in color. I was told that they were a cross between the cantaloupe and honeydew. Many taste notes were identified, among them: pear, honeydewy-peach, orange circus peanut candy –I know it’s weird but it reminded me of this candy:
I think these candies are terrible, tons of corn syrup, and I haven’t had them since elementary school, but for some reason that melon invoked memories of them…
Have you tried the Israel melon? If so, what taste notes did you identify?
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