Fruit of Antibes
Updated: Jul 4, 2020
Melons, oranges, lemons, limes, apples, pineapples… the variety and quality of fruit that can be found at “Marché Provençal” is astounding. But did you know that some cultivars originate from Antibes? The Honeydew melon was first grown in South East France in the 15th century and was called “White Antibes”. In the 1910s, it was introduced in the USA and it is now cultivated and sold all over the world. Although not as famous as the Honeydew, another fruit was born in the region of Antibes. The “Doux Long d’Antibes” (Sweet and Long from Antibes) is a narrow and elongated yellow-orange pepper with a sweet and mild flavor and is delicious fresh or pan-fried. It is an heirloom plant, which means it has been cultivated on small plots since the olden days and is not grown on a large scale for commercial purposes. So if you see some of these peppers on a stall, do not miss the opportunity to taste them!