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The Galia is a type of melon similar to a cantaloupe, though larger and slightly sweeter, and with deep green flesh. Most varieties have fairly large fruit compared to other melons. Like any melon, they are sweet and aromatic, with a flavor more like a cantaloupe than a honeydew, although with a complexity of their own. Ripeness is measured not by softness at the stem but rather color and fragrance. Left at room temperature, Galias keep well, but after cutting, each piece should be wrapped and refrigerated to preserve taste.
They are not particularly difficult to grow. Developed in Israel, Galias are now grown in California U.S.A., Chile, Southern U.S. regions, Costa Rica and Panama. Galia is the only melon harvested in late summer and early fall; it can be grown anywhere other melons can. Galias shouldn't be picked until ripeness is assured and they have a high sugar content.
Several European countries import Galia melons.
Galia is also a village in the Heraklion Prefecture in the island of Crete in Greece.