Does honeydew melon have anything to do with honey?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Not exactly. When a honeydew melon is fully ripe it exudes a sweet sticky moisture on the surface of the melon, which is referred to as "honeydew". By the time melons get to your grocery store these days, the surface stickiness has usually been washed away, if it was ever allowed to develop in the first place.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It just kind of smells/tastes like honey, if it's ripe.

  • james
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. It is a cross between a American Canalope & the middle East musk mellon. By cross breading them you have a honey dew mellon

  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Does HONEYDEW melon have anything to do with honey ?

    Honeydew is a fruit of a group of MUSKMELON part of a gourd family

    actually the name HONEYDEW is the AMERICAN name

    for the WHITE ANTIBES melon which are common to France .

    .. In China they are called BAILAN melons or WALLACE melon

    which were introduced to China by American agriculture secretary WALLACE in 1944 hybrid seeds were given as a gift

    amusingly in CHILE its called the "TUNA" melon

    perhaps the sweetness resembles that of Honey

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  • 1 month ago

    No, it's just a sweet melon when ripe.

  • 1 month ago

    nope, nothing to do with dew either.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I dont think so, but when your'e buying them, you test if their ripe by their smell, which smells quite sweet [maybe like honey?].

    And they used to be served [in slices] in some restaurants, with some ham & a little honey as a starter.

  • 1 month ago

    A honeydew melon is called a honeydew melon because it's sweet like honey.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes bees live in the mellon and lay their honey. It mixes with the melon dew to form honeydew melons.

  • 1 month ago

    No, they don't. The honey in honeydew may refer to the sweetness of the melon, and the similarity in flavour to honey.

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