Melon is a name given to various members of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit. Melon can refer to either the plant or the fruit, which is a false berry. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. The plant grows as a vine. Although the melon is a fruit, some varieties may be considered "culinary vegetables".
- Genus Citrullus - Watermelon
- Genus Cucumis
- C. metuliferus - Horned melon
- C. melo
- C. melo cantalupensis. Skin that is rough and warty, not netted. European cantaloupe and Algerian melon.
- C. melo inodorus. Canary melon, Casaba, Kolkhoznitsa melon, Hami melon, honeydew, Navajo Yellow, Piel de Sapo/Santa Claus, sugar melon, tigger (tiger) melon, and Japanese melons.