Melon

(Cucumis melo)

a long fruit, shaped like a rugby ball, or a round one, depending on the variety. The skin ranges from green to various shades of yellow, also depending on the variety. The pulp is compact, sweet and very juicy. There are many orangish seeds at the centre that are not eaten.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Meló
Spanish: Melón
English: Melon

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Other fruits
Scientific: Cucurbitàcia

Varieties

Yellow (round: Yellow gold, Moncayo; Long: Yellow Canarian, Yellow Donal), Small (Galia: Gredos, Yuma; Cantalup), Green ( Rochet: Categoria, Futuro, Primerizo Verde; Piel de Sapo: Bardino, Braco, Pinyonet), Late Fruit (Tendral: Tendral Negro)

Nutritional value

31 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Melon tree

The leading melon-producing countries are Italy, Japan, Egypt, China, the United States, France, Mexico and Spain (Ciudad Real, Murcia, Almeria, Toledo, Badajoz, Valencia, Cadiz, Cordoba, Huelva, Seville).

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