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Po Delta Melon

Po Delta Melon
Melon of the Po Delta
PAT - Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs


The Po Delta Melon (Cucomus melo) has a scented yellow-orange pulp rich in seeds and it is cultivated in suitable soils with non-intensive techniques. To be sold in local fruit and vegetable markets, the Po Delta Melon must have the following characteristics:

Smooth variety

  • Epicarp: smooth with a thin greenish-yellowish skin.
  • Shape: medium-large spherical with a few grooves.
  • Calibre: the circumference dimension vary from 30 to 45 cm.
  • Average weight: from 1 to 2.5 kg, depending on cultivation conditions.
  • Sugar content: the refractometric degree is over 13° Brix.
  • Taste: sweet and aromatic.

Netted variety

  • Epicarp: netted, with a good identification of the slices and uniform netting over the entire surface of the fruit. The skin colour is yellow - greenish, while the slice identification lines have a light green colour.
  • Shape: spherical and ovoid.
  • Calibre: the circumference dimensions vary from 30 to 45 cm.
  • Average weight: from 1 to 2.5 kg, depending on cultivation conditions. The pulp varies from a salmon colour to a bright orange, depending of its type.
  • Sugar content: the refractometric degree is over 13° Brix.
  • Taste: sweet and aromatic.
The Producers
  Mercato Ortofrutticolo di Rosolina
Others - Rosolina (RO)

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