Rockmelon

Fresh Green Melon or Cantaloupe fruit on its tree, organic fruit growing in greenhouse

Cucumis melo var. cantalupo

Synonymes :
Cantaloup
Cantaloupe (Wikipedia)

Cantaloupe
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Cucurbitales
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Genus:Cucumis
Species:
Subspecies:
Variety:
C. m. var. cantalupo
Trinomial name
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo
Synonyms
  • Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis Naudin
  • Cucumis melo var. reticulatus Naudin

The cantaloupe, rockmelon (Australia and New Zealand), sweet melon, or spanspek (South Africa) is a melon that is a variety of the muskmelon species (Cucumis melo) from the family Cucurbitaceae.

Cantaloupes range in weight from 0.5 to 5 kilograms (1 to 11 lb). Originally, cantaloupe referred only to the non-netted, orange-fleshed melons of Europe, but today may refer to any orange-fleshed melon of the C. melo species.

Rockmelon (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

rock +‎ melon

Pronunciation

Noun

rockmelon (plural rockmelons)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A type of melon, Cucumis melo var. reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting.
    • 1998, FAO, Pesticide Residues in Food, 1998, Evaluations: Part 1: Residues, Volume 1, page 459,
      Australia reported trials on cucumbers, zucchini, rockmelons and watermelons. [] Twenty-four rockmelons were dipped, followed by 24 cucumbers. The dimethoate dip solution was analysed before and after the dippings and contained 409 mg/l and 404 mg/l respectively. Four samples each of rockmelon and cucumber were taken 0, 3 and 7 days
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