Lorenz, Oscar A. Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, California.
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A long-season cultivar (cultivated variety) of muskmelon, Cucumis melo, of the gourd family. Persian melons (see illustration) are members of the family Cucurbitaceae (which includes melons, squashes, pumpkins, and cucumbers) in the order Cucurbitales; they were formerly included in the order Violales. See also: Horticultural crops; Muskmelon; Violales
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