Other names: Toad Skin Melon
General Information: Piel de Sapo is a cultivar of Muskmelon widely available in the Northern Hemisphere, with a green and yellow blotched skin after which it is named. (Piel De Sapo translates as "toad skin"). It originated in the Canary Islands and grows well in hot and sunny climates. It has become a popular crop in suitably warmer parts of the United States, particularly Colorado where it is in season from July to October.
It has a yellow sweet-tasting flesh and flourishes in slightly acidic or neutral soil. Large quantities are imported into Europe, and it is also grown locally in Spain, particularly in its original range of the Canary Islands, where it is a very popular fruit.