Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Common Name: cantaloupe, honeydew, muskmelon
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Climbing, Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Prickly, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Dentate, Serrate, Sinuate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Apr
Fruit: Edible, Pepo, Yellow, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, ovate-orbicular, margins toothed and/ or lobed, on long runners; flowers yellow, 5 petals (fused at base), up to 7cm wide; fruit a muskmelon (e.g. cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.).