Piel de Sapo
Piel de Sapo belongs to the sugar melons and is an oval fruit that somewhat resembles a football. Its skin is green to dark green and can be slightly yellow-spotted. It tends to have irregularly occurring corked skin cracks – hence the name Piel de Sapo – ‘toad skin’ in English. Its flesh is light green, sweet and refreshing. It is the most popular melon among Spanish people.
Did you know? … Botanically, the melon is more closely related to the cucumber than to the watermelon. It is at the blossom end (not the stem) that a ripe melon gives off its aroma most intensely.
Spain and Brazil
At 7 – 10°C the melon will keep for several weeks.
Brands available at LLOMBART
Bollo and other supplier brands