The Casaba Golden Beauty Melon is a beautiful melon with a distinct and delicious flavor. These melons, which grow to weigh about 6 pounds, have a wrinkly golden skin and light flesh. If you’re looking to try a melon that’s a little different from the norm and is uniquely flavorful, this is definitely the one.
If you live in a hot, dry climate, Casaba Golden Beauty Melons are an excellent choice for your garden because they can handle the heat. Keep the plants well-watered and give them some time—they do need a long growing season, but the results are well worth the wait!
These melons have a sweet, slightly spicy taste and a wonderful aroma. The rind, which is tough and thick, allows the melons to store well for quite a long time.
Casaba melons are related closely to honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and although Casaba is not known to be as sweet as its relatives it offers a very refreshing taste you might not expect—almost cucumber-like. The golden rinds are also a beautiful sight growing in your garden or ripening on the counter. Casabas are named for Kasaba, Turkey, where these fruits were originally imported from.
You can use these melons in a variety of ways. They are great by themselves, or you can add them to fruit salads (great mixed with other melons!), smoothies, and desserts. Just cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds, and slice it up to enjoy its juicy flavor.