Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Meron

Muskmelon. メロン。Cucumis melo.

The melon has been developed worldwide into may cultivated varieties. In Japan they are grown from Hokkaido to Kyushu, and especially those from Yubari are famous. Melons are often used as a high-priced gift. It is a popular summer fruit in Japan.

The famous Japanese melon
[Expensive Japanese melon. This one is from Kochi Prefecture]