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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Rock melons are popular

Authors

H. M. Gloster

Keywords

Rock melon, Musk melon, Melon

First Page Number

103

Last Page Number

106

Abstract

Most Australians know and appreciate the rock melon or musk melon, which provides a popular and appetising addition to the menu during the summer months. This small melon, of which several varieties are grown in Western Australia, possesses an aromatic odour and flavour and is believed to have originated in Armenia many centuries ago. It is a popular dessert dish in America where it is known as the cantaloup, a name derived from Cantalupo, a former country seat of the Pope, near Rome. It was here that the rock melon was cultivated and improved many years ago.

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