Canary melon on a cutting board
Interesting Info

Canary Melon


I am a huge fan of fruits especially melons. Tasting new things especially fruits is one of my hobbies. The next fruit I want to cover is the amazing Canary Melon, also known as the Juan Canary Melon. The name comes from the bright yellow rind which has pretty close to the same color as the yellow canary bird.

In this article, you will learn where the canary melon comes from and where it grows. Also, I discuss the nutritional benefits, how to eat it, and what it tastes like.

Where does the Canary Melon come from?

Hands holding a canary melon.

The Canary Melon, or Juan Canary Melon, also known as winter melon, is large and oblong and has a smooth outer rind. They are found in Asia, places like Japan, South Korea, Algeria, Morocco, and are also cultivated in Mexico, as well as here in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

They grow well in similar climates where honeydew, cantaloupe, and other melons grow.

What are the health benefits of the Juan Canary Melon?

Canary melon sliced on a few plates.

What are the health benefits? They are very similar to other melons:

  • Low in fat
  • Low in calories
  • Very low in carbs
  • Aids in digestion
  • High in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C

They are very nutritious fruit. Also, they aid in hydration. A very refreshing melon to eat. Find more health benefits here.

How do you eat it?

Sliced open canary melon on a cutting board.

Melons don’t ripen after they are picked so it is important to pick a ripe one. The way you tell if it is ripe is that it will be bright yellow with sometimes a hint of orange to it. The rind will be smooth and also have a slightly waxy feel to it.

To eat this delicious melon, you can treat it like most other melons. Cut it in half lengthwise.

Spoon scooping out seeds from canary melon

Then use a spoon and scoop out the seeds. Unlike the Korean melon, and most other melons, you do not eat the seeds.

You can scoop out the flesh right now with the spoon if you like, or you can cut it lengthwise a few times to make servings that are easy to handle.

Sliced canary melon in fingers.

Now the canary melon is easy to bite into and enjoy. You can also use a knife and run it along the rind to remove the flesh and then cut it up and put it in a fruit salad, smoothies, etc.

What does the Canary Melon taste like?

What does it taste like? First off, they are incredibly juicy, very hydrating and refreshing. In my opinion they are more juicy than a cantaloupe and maybe even a honeydew.

The texture is a little softer than a honeydew. Probably in between the softness of a honeydew or cantaloupe and a watermelon.

It is very sweet with a slight hint of tartness. To meet it tastes like a softer, slightly sweeter version of a honeydew.

There you go, one of my favorite melons to eat, the Canary Melon.

Make sure to check out these other fruit articles:

Hami Melon

Mamey Sapote



Yellow Dragon Fruit

Watch the video I made about the Canary Melon here:

How to Eat Canary Melon | Taste Test


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