The leading player in melon breeding once again hosted a special melon event in Murcia in early July, well attended by major melon European traders. The event also provided an excellent platform for exchanging views about market expectations and consumer trends. Some varieties in particular garnered significant interest from the visitors. Among them is Karman, a LSL Charentais variety well-known for its attractive looks and great taste – but also the 2014 novelty Soliman, which retains Karman’s best qualities, but is better adapted for the earlier slot thanks to its larger fruit size. The LSL Galia range also caught our visitors’ eye. At the top of the list was Capoeira, a reliable melon increasing in the overseas season, especially in Brazil – not forgetting Lambada for Murcia, which produces high marketable yield of attractive, sweet melons. SAPHIR, a unique variety, was also much appreciated by melon lovers and gourmets.