Monday, December 07, 2009

Mongo's Mongologues #7: The Wonders of the Uzbek Melon

Dear FPT Readers,

Today I impart something very unusual (and it's not a wamagranate). Once again, I am unable to proffer the source of this extremely unusual fruit. Just allow me to say that my source is in Glendale, and there are a lot of Armenians in Glendale, and Armenians run the refuse business in Glendale.

Certainly for the first time on the FPT, and possibly west of the Mississippi, we bring to you the wonders of the Uzbek melon. In collaboration with the FPT, we are happy to bring to this close-up photo of the inside of this Uzbek Melon:

Uzbek melons are in season from August or so until about now. This special melon was developed in an Experimental Agricultural Laboratory (EAL). Top qualities of different melons that grow in Central Asia have been combined in this melon. The first Uzbek melon was planted and harvested in 1992, just after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The geneticists who developed this melon say the following about this rare treat: "Its birthplace was on the EAL field in Central Asia and proved to be a delicious success. The melon turned out to be everything we thought it would be and was admirably approved by EAL experts. Its fantastic qualities have no rival. "Renowned for its unmistakable fragrance, this exceptional melon is encased in a pale green rind with dark green contrasting stripes. A hint of a golden hue overshadows the thin but hard skin."

As a connoiseur of melons and vegetables of all types, I would not go so far to say as the geneticists do; the Uzbek melon is indeed rare, but may not be everything portrayed thereby. We here at the FPT strive for excellence in journalism. Therefore, this author must state that the Uzbek melon is indeed unusual and offers our readers a very unusual sensation for the palate, but descends from the lofty stata from which the geneticists at the EAL babble.

There we have it. Stop by the FPT soon for this author's analysis of a rare citrus fruit that has recently come into season, and is adored by those in the know.

I am Mongo


YancyCan said...

Can you procur a 12lot of these melons and ship them to Minnesota?

What would it take to make this happen on a 3-tiered level of trading?

etathed said...

I dont like the looks of that melon one bit.

THe write up mentions this melon is "Renowned for its unmistakable fragrance" but it doesnt go on to describe its smell or its taste even. Can we get some more info on the taste and smell please.

Rhonda said...

Can we organize a "Melon Roundtable" discussion ASAP?

I have questions.