Lorenz, Oscar A. Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, California.
Caruso, Frank L. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
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The name applied to muskmelon cultivars belonging to Cucumis melo var. reticulatus that are grown in North America. Cantaloupes 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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