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anguria (bianca)

watermelon

Piero Gillardi (1967) Woman in anguria costume

Anguria is another word for cocomero, mostly used in northern Italy.

It is also used for the anguria bianca, a green melon with red seeds and pale green flesh which grows around Mantua, where it's used to make jam and mostarda.

anguria bianca

Although more similar to watermelon than a pumpkin, it's also known (in an elongated native form) as the zucca di Siam, and is often used in the same way as its close cousin, the zucca cedrina.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: cea+, Seed Needs