cantaloupe melon

Definitions

Food

  • A variety of sweet melon, Cucumis melo, developed in Cantelupo, central Italy. It has a grey-green rough skin with deep longitudinal grooves, the flesh is orange-yellow, very sweet and fragrant, and individual fruits weigh up to 750 g. It is ripe when there is a slight give at the stalk end under gentle pressure. The principle types in Europe are the charentais, ogen, tiger and sweetheart.
  • musk melon
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