Honey Dew melon
Lorenz, Oscar A. Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, California.
Last reviewed:November 2019
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A long-keeping cultivar of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, of the gourd family. Honey Dew 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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