OrangeCandyTM is a unique melon with better Organoleptic Qualities (taste, aroma, flavor) and Naturally Very Sweet which allows Better Consistency for Consumers.
This is the tag line that seed company Monsanto is using to introduce a new melon that fruit.watch reported on last June 2014.
The characteristics of this new melon are: a crispy texture, high sugar levels, and delicious taste, something that has attracted the attention of retailers and processors alike.
Commercial trials will be carried out in Almería this year, grown by Anecoop and Unica Group. Spanish company Bollo has already run trials in Brazil.
It is still unknown who will be the first supermarket to have it on its shelf in the UK, be it whole or in prepared form.