With summer around the corner, the melon displays at the local Whole Foods have been overflowing. On a recent trip, a strange green striped melon—labeled "Santa Claus—stood next to the usual cantaloupe and honeydew. I was so intrigued by this miniature watermelon doppleganger, I bought one so the kitchen team could taste this unfamiliar fruit. While sweet like honeydew, the Santa Claus had bright, floral notes I have never tasted before in melon. After doing some research, I discovered its name originates from the fact that it was originally imported from South America. Since they grow in summer, the Northern Hemisphere would receive Santa Claus melons around Christmas. Today, we have places like California and Arizona growing them domestically, so we get to enjoy them in the warmer months, too.