Lemon drop melon on a white cutting board.
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Lemon Drop Melon


Time to highlight another amazing fruit. In this post, I will be talking all about a fantastic melon called the Lemon Drop Melon.

You will learn where the Lemon Drop Melon comes from, how to eat it, what the health benefits are, and what they taste like to me.

If you are a fan of eating melons, you just might want to give this awesome melon a try!

Where does the Lemon Drop Melon come from? And where do they grow?

Lemon drop melon on a white cutting board next to a knife.

It’s amazing just how many types of melons there are in the world. You probably aren’t familiar with the Lemon Drop melon, maybe you are. These are a hybrid melon a cross between a Galia melon and another high citric acid melon.

They were actually developed or created here in Arizona, just about 1 hour from where I live. The popular Kandy “Lemon Drop” Melon is solely produced by a company called Matori Farms and was first released in 2013. They grow here in Arizona and are shipped to grocery stores nationwide.

If you had the seeds home gardeners could probably grow them in hot temperate climates similar to Arizona, where other melons grow really well.

What are the Lemon Drop Melon health benefits?

Lemon drop melon on a table.

Like other melons, this melon is very nutritious. Some of the health benefits are as follows:

  • High in vitamin C
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Good source of potassium
  • Good source of fiber
  • Hydrating
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost collagen production within the skin

For more health benefits visit specialty produce.

How do you eat the Lemond Drop Melon?

Spoon scooping the seeds out of a melon.

To eat this amazing melon, treat it exactly like you would a canteloupe and other similar melons. Cut it in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds. They are not eaten like the Korean Melon.

You will notice the melon is firm and the skin/rind is fairly thick. The flesh will look white and green. After scooping out the seeds you may be left with a pool of orange-looking juice.

Pool of orange looking juice in half of a lemon drop melon.

Make sure to scoop out that juice with a spoon and enjoy. It is so yummy.

Then you can just slice the melon into wedges and eat it with your hands.

Hand slicing a melon on a white cutting board.

You can slice around the rind too if you like, then cut it up into chunks and add to a fruit salad, smoothie, etc. They are also very commonly eaten as is by themselves for a snack.

What does the lemon drop melon taste like?

Hands holding a slice of melon.

This unique fruit definitely lives up to its name. When you bite into them you have a lemon tartness and a nice sweetness. The taste is very similar to honeydew which has a hint of lemon taste to it. It is initially sweet then the tartness follows it up.

The Lemon Drop Melon is really juice, and the texture is exactly like honeydew or canteloupe. So if you like sweet and tart fruits, this is one melon you should give a try if you can find one.

To sum up, if you are a fan of melons like cantaloupe and honeydew and you like lemons, you will love this fruit. I hope you get the chance to try one. Make sure to drop a comment down below and let me know if you have ever tried it before and if you like it.

Watch the Lemon Drop Melon video I made here:

How to Eat Lemon Drop Melon | Taste Test

Here are some other melons and fruits you may enjoy learning more about:

Goldenberry (Cape Gooseberry)


Canary Melon

Hami Melon

Longan Fruit


  1. Randy Spencer

    I bought 2 at a farmers market in Apache Junction, AZ and my wife and I love it. It has that lemony tardness but super sweet at the same time. I’m glad we tried it.

  2. Michelle Toon

    I have one sitting on my counter but I am not sure how to tell if it’s ripe or not.

  3. First time my boyfriend tried it and he really likes it

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