Cucurbitaceae Cucumis melo L. (Chito group)
Source: Magness et al. 1971
This is a close relative of the muskmelon which it resembles, but has a less vigorous vine and smaller leaves. Leaves and vines are hairy. Fruit is of size, shape and color of an orange or lemon, with a smooth surface. Fruit flesh is white or yellow, resembling cucumber. It is not edible in its natural state, but is useful for preserves and pickles.
Production in U.S.: No data. Very limited.
Use: Preserves, pickles.
Part of plant used: Whole fruit.