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hungry_pangolin Oct 1, 2008 09:27 AM

Recently, I've purchased two things, and in one case I neglected to ask the name, in another I forgot. I'm posting on the Ontario board because these are local produce, but the admin might want to move it.

First, a type of table grape, apparently indiginous to Ontario. It looks like a Concord grape, dark purple, but it's not. The flavour is intensely grapey and sweet, almost honeyed. The berry is slightly smaller than a Concord, about 1cm in diameter, and spherical rather than obloid. Name that grape.

Next up, a melon, a variagated green exterior similar to a typical watermelon, but it's spherical, about 12cm in diameter. The interior flesh is yellow, and the aroma is subtlely floral as well as melony. Name that melon.


  1. jayt90 Oct 1, 2008 09:54 AM

    If the grape has a slip skin, (the flesh pops into your mouth when you hold back the skin), it is another variety of vitis labrusca, native to eastern North America, such as Catawba, Delaware, or Niagara. It may have a spicy or foxy flavour.

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    1. re: jayt90
      Dr Butcher Oct 1, 2008 10:36 AM

      The only melon that pops to mind is the Christmas (Santa Claus) melon, but it's a little more oval and much bigger than what you've stated.

      1. re: jayt90
        hungry_pangolin Oct 1, 2008 08:00 PM

        No, none of those. The skin didn't behave as you describe. The name, if I recall correctly, was a proper name (e.g., Smith, Jones) not regional or native.

      2. Dr Butcher Oct 1, 2008 10:41 AM

        This site drives me nuts, editing your post is a nightmare most of the time! It's easier to just make another post.......

        Perhaps it's an Ogen melon?

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          Snarf Oct 1, 2008 11:38 AM

          Could it be a Chanteraise melon? Check out the link.


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            Yum2MyTum Oct 1, 2008 02:26 PM

            Or maybe a Cavaillon melon...

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              kvly Oct 2, 2008 05:23 AM

              Could the grape be the Sovereign Coronation?


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              1. re: kvly
                hungry_pangolin Oct 2, 2008 07:05 AM

                Dingdingdingding.... kvly wins the grape prize. In fact, it was Laura Sabourin who sold me the grapes!

                Yes, on the melon... it looks like a small Christmas melon.

                Thanks, all.

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                beabea Oct 2, 2008 11:53 AM

                No idea on the grapes but your melon is, almost certainly, simply known as "yellow watermelon". A quick google search will produce some pics to confirm. I've also purchased it with a sticker bearing a "sweet susie" name.

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