Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Category: Vegetables and Herbs
Muskmelons, also known as cantaloupe, are a tender, warm-weather vegetable that requires culture similar to that of cucumbers. A strong yet slightly musky odor is characteristic of melons in this group. Muskmelons have separate male and female flowers.
Muskmelon foliage and immature melon
Muskmelon fruit with stem attached