California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Indiana are the leading U.S.
producers of cantaloupes (muskmelons).
In Indiana, muskmelons are grown largely in the southern part of the state.7 Jan 2008
Where are watermelons grown in California?
Major competition in the market comes from Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are produced in the northern Central Valley (Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties); Central Valley (Kern and Tulare Counties); and southern California deserts (Imperial and Riverside Counties).
What is the growing season for cantaloupe?
Melons do best in warm weather. The soil needs to be warm and dry, so plant them after the danger of frost has passed. Some gardeners plant cantaloupes and honeydews through holes in a landscape fabric or black plastic. The material traps heat and warms the soil to encourage growth at the beginning of the season.
Are cantaloupes in season now?
You aren’t going to find a sweet, fresh cantaloupe in January. In the U.S., cantaloupe’s best season is from June till August. The rest of the year, cantaloupe is generally shipped from South America, so by the time it’s in stores, it will have been off the vine for a while.
What does a real cantaloupe look like?
If you’ve ever bitten into the sweet, pastel orange flesh of a melon with a gray webbed rind and thought to yourself, “Yum, cantaloupe,” you were wrong. The European varietal’s proper name is Cucumis melo cantalupensis, while the American varietal is Cucumis melo reticulatus.
What is cantaloupe called in the UK?
Cantaloupe (muskmelon, mushmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon) or spanspek (South Africa) is a variety of the Cucumis melo species in the Cucurbitaceae family.
Photo in the article by “Wikipedia”