Piel de Sapo


Piel de Sapo is the favoured melon of Spain. These melons are elongated with a tough green skin, speckled with yellow and brown (like a toad, hence the name). The flesh is a pale-yellow green which is usually quite soft and juicy, with excellent sweetness and fragrance in a good sample. Similar to Yellow Honeydew in shape, these melons have a good shelf-life at cool room temperature.

Ripeness: Piel de Sapo melons are very difficult to check for sweetness, but have the advantage of being quite reliable, especially when grown in Spain.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****

Piel de Sapo is a reliably sweet melon with an attractive flavour which should satisfy consumers most of the time.

Speckled, sweet, reliable.

Names: Piel de Sapo


Grown in: Spain, Senegal, Brazil and Costa Rica for the European market

Harvest & Availability:

  • January: Brazil
  • February: Brazil
  • March: Brazil, Costa Rica
  • April: Costa Rica, Senegal
  • May: Costa Rica, Spain
  • June: Spain
  • July: Spain
  • August: Spain
  • September: Spain
  • October: Spain
  • November: Brazil
  • December: Brazil