Watermelon Citrullus lanatus , cucumber Cucumis sativus , and melon Cucumis melo are major crop species in the cucurbit or vine-crop family the Cucurbitaceae , an important family of flowering plants the angiosperms. The family also includes squash, pumpkin, and gourds. Cucumber, melon, and watermelon are originally from the Old World primarily Africa and Asia. Although they are in the same family Cucurbitaceae with the squashes, pumpkins, and gourds mostly of the genus Cucurbita , they are only distantly related. Watermelon, cucumber, and melon plants are trailing or vining, tendril-bearing, frost-sensitive annuals.
New This Month. The recipe for this cool jiggly treat, which comes from David Evans of Durham, North Carolina, can be made up to a day ahead. Pinterest Facebook Twitter. Total Time Prep Servings. Sign Me Up. With a melon baller, scoop out melon to yield about 8 cups. Spoon melon into a 9-byinch loaf pan; set aside.
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