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The Galia melon has a yellow to orange skin that is covered in light golden-tan netting. Its flesh is pale green with a succulent texture that has a signature spicy sweet flavor with tropical and perfumed aromatics. Unlike many other melon varieties the tenderness of the stem end of the melon is not a good indicator of ripeness, rather, ripeness should be determined by color and development of a distinct musky aroma. The more orange in color the exterior skin of the Gaila melon the higher the sugar content of the melon’s flesh will be. Their flavor is also best when they are harvested at full to three-quarter slip stage.
Galia melons are available spring to mid fall. Imported Costa Rican Galia melons are available beginning in winter.
Galia melons are a hybrid variety muskmelon and a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Botanically known as Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus, they are a cross between a smooth skinned cantaloupensis variety (Ha-Ogen) and a netted Russian reticulatus variety (Krymka). Though known to be an exceptional melon in flavor, Galia melons are unfortunately prone to rapid softening, as a result studies are being done currently to discover new methods for extending shelf life by manipulating the parent lines using in vitro regeneration and antisense technology.
Galia melons are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, various minerals, like potassium, calcium, and iron, and also contain significant levels of dietary fiber, including pectin. They also have no fat, no cholesterol, and are low in calories.
Galia melons are best used in fresh uncooked preparations. They can be used in both sweet and savory applications. They can be sliced, balled, pureed or halved and served as is. Use Galia melons in fruit salads as well as breakfast preparations and main dishes. Galia melons pair well with ginger, seafood, mint, garlic, chili, honey, peanuts and soft cheeses. Galia melons have a short shelf life and will only keep for two to three weeks after being picked, even in cold storage facilities. Galia melons should be used within two to three weeks of being harvested, once cut keep melon refrigerated in a sealed container and use within a few days.
The Galia melon was developed in the 1960’s at the Ne´ve Yaar Research Center of the Agricultural Research Organization in Israel. It was the first Israeli hybrid melon ever developed and was created by melon breeder Dr. Zvi Karchi. The melon was named after Dr. Zvi Karchi’s daughter and in Hebrew translates to “God’s wave”. Released for commercial production in 1973 the Galia melon within ten years grew to be such a popular market melon that its distribution spanned across Western Europe. Today Morocco, Turkey and Spain are major producers of the Galia melon. They can be found growing additionally in Costa Rica, Greece, Egypt, Panama, Portugal, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, and Israel. Galia melons are imported to Europe and the United States and in the United States in northern Florida Galia melons are now successful being grown using greenhouse technology.
Recipes that include Galia Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Kitchen Butterfly||Galia Melon Marmalade|
|Savory Nothings||Red and Green Fruit Salad|
|Eat in my Kitchen||Spinach and Melon Salad with Orange Mascarpone|
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Virginia Park Farmer's Market
Weiser Family FarmsNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 20 days ago, 6/30/18
Spotter's comments : Galia Melon spotted at Virginia Park Farmer's Market. Super sweet and juicy.
First Alternative Natural Foods Co-Op Near Corvallis, Oregon, United States
About 45 days ago, 6/04/18
Spotter's comments : Galia Melon spotted at First Alternative Natural Foods Co-Op.
Walmart Near River Ridge, Louisiana, United States
About 64 days ago, 5/16/18
PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets - FremontNear Seattle, Washington, United States
600 N 34th St, Seattle 98103
About 327 days ago, 8/27/17
Spotter's comments : Galia Melon spotted at PCC Natural Markets. Local Organic Galia - a super sweet Summer variety melon :)
Your Dekalb Farmers Market Scottdale GA Near Panthersville, Georgia, United States
About 340 days ago, 8/14/17
Carnival supermarket Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 359 days ago, 7/25/17
Chino's Vegetable Shop
Chino FarmsNear Fairbanks Ranch, California, United States
6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe 92067
About 369 days ago, 7/16/17
Spotter's comments : Galia Melon spotted at Chino's Vegetable Shop.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Near Normal, Illinois, United States
About 389 days ago, 6/26/17
Pasadena Farmers Market Near Arcadia, California, United States
About 397 days ago, 6/17/17
Whole Foods Market Near Centerville, Ohio, United States
About 405 days ago, 6/09/17
Safeway Near Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
About 714 days ago, 8/05/16