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Cantaloupe Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

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KOO-koo-mis MEL-oh kan-ta-loo-PEN-sis
Description

Cantaloupe is a warm-season annual vine that produces with large, sweet juicy fruits.  

 

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#edible fruits#warm season vegetable
 
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Tags:
#edible fruits#warm season vegetable
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cucumis
    Species:
    melo
    Family:
    Cucurbitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Vegetable
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden