Persian melon

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Persian melons are cultivars of Cucumis melo, a type of melon, also called Odessa melons.[1] They are elongate, unridged, with dark green skin with irregular yellowish bands,[1] and flesh of a deep orange colour.[2]

They are also known as the "Patelquat".[citation needed]

The Patelquat has a sharp, bitter taste and is not aesthetically very pleasing, however, once cooked, the taste waters down into a more mellow, palatable flavour.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Vilmorin-Andrieux et cie; Miller, W. (1885). The Vegetable Garden: Illustrations, Descriptions, and Culture of the Garden Vegetables of Cold and Temperate Climates. J. Murray. p. 332. 
  2. ^ Heidemarie Vos (2010). Passion of a Foodie - An International Kitchen Companion. Strategic Book Publishing. p. 348. ISBN 1-934925-63-2. Retrieved 2015-03-29.