Every time that we go to our local fruit stand, I look for new types of melons to try. This time when we were there I found a box of melons that I had never seen before. They were unlabeled and unidentified, so I selected one, and asked the check-out lady what it was. She said that it was an Israeli Melon, and when I got home I googled it.
It is also known as a Ogen melon, named after the kibbutz in Israel where it was popularised over 50 years ago. The original seeds most likely came from Hungary before WWII. This melon is too delicate to be picked by machine, and it doesn’t travel well, so isn’t sold in grocery stores.
It was very juicy and had a very strong sweet melon aroma. The seeds were very easy to remove, and it had a sweet and mild melon flavor. Al and I both liked this one a lot.