It's not to be ignored when specialty produce expert David Karp makes the statement, "the best melon in the world."
So spend some time tracking down the cavaillon melon - smaller than a cantalope with brilliant orange flesh and smooth pale yellow-green skin with greenish ribs, and an aroma so intoxicating people have been known to pull over while driving through the melon fields in France!
The cavaillon is now being grown worldwide - but David thinks the best melons are still the ones that come from France, although melons from the French Caribbean are certainly worth considering.
Charentais Melon Seeds are available through
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Foss Hill Road
Albion, ME 04910