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Melon Cucumis melo Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Melon 
Scientific Name(s): Cucumis melo 
Common Name(s): Dosakai melon, Pele de Sapo, Persian melon, Santa Claus, cantaloupe, casaba melon, galia, green honeydew, honeydew, muskmelon, nutmeg melon, oriental pickling melon, snake melon, toad skin, yellow honeydew 
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Cucumis melo includes:

  • Netted melons (cantaloupe, muskmelon, nutmeg melon and Persian melon)
  • Vegetable melons (snake melon and oriental pickling melon)
  • Muskmelons (Dosakai melon, honeydew, and casaba melon)

Cucumis melo var. inodorus includes:

  • Yellow honeydew, green honeydew, toad skin, Santa Claus, and Pele de Sapo

Cucumis melo var. reticulatus includes:

  • Galia

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis includes:

  • Cantaloupe

Not included are the winter melon (Benincasa hispida), the watermelon, citron, and preserving melon (Citrullus lanatus).

May also be entered under the broader category, Cucurbit. 

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