What Is A Muskmelon And Is It S Fruit Or A Vegetable?


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Kathy Castillo answered
Muskmelons are fruit. The classification of melons is a task in itself. If one simply takes the view that fruit is sweet, then melons are fruit. If however, one considers their true relationship to cucumbers and zucchini, and thus belongs to the curcurbit family, which means that they are vegetables. However, if one defines fruit as the product of the fertilized blossoms of a plant, while vegetables are any other edible parts of a plant, then the whole curcurbit family becomes a fruit, as do all leguminous plants and fruits of plants of the nightshade family, such as peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants. Rhubarb, which consists of the stem of a plant, remains a vegetable.

In conclusion, muskmelons are actually fruits, as well as all other melons. However, based on the information above, many people will argue that the muskmelon is actually a vegetable. In general, it is actually a fruit.
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hina answered
There are many forms of melons but the 3 most popular ones are watermelon, muskmelon and cantaloupes. Water melons are found in green and light green colour, in round and oval in shapes. From inside they are red in colour full of juice and sweetness. Cantaloupes are another form of melons the most popular type of muskmelon in America is the small, oval, heavily netted kind commonly called a cantaloupe. Cantaloupes have the high water content and are low in calories. Cantaloupes grow best in warm to hot weather. California is the number-one melon supplier. Central California supplies 95% of the cantaloupes bought in North America. Most imports come from Mexico and Central America.
The third form is muskmelons (Cucumis melo).

Muskmelons have a wide range of other forms, sizes, and flesh qualities, such as the Honey Dew, Casaba, and Persian types; the large Bender, Montreal, and such odd varieties as the elongated Banana. Muskmelons are one of the broader groups of fruits grown and traded as melons. It was cultivated in Persia 1000 years age. Called "Cucumis melo". Its native is Persia (Iran). It is harvested in India, Kashmir, Afghanistan, also found in America. Muskmelon is named because of his beauty in sweet smell. Musk is a Persian word for a kind of perfume; melon is French, from the Latin "melopepo", meaning "apple shaped melon".

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