Hami melon

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Hami melon
Whole melon.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucumis
Species: C. melo
Variety: C. m. var. saccharinus
Trinomial name
Cucumis melo var. saccharinus
A cut Hami melon

The Hami melon (Chinese: 哈密瓜; pinyin: Hāmì guā) is a type of muskmelon, originally from Hami, Xinjiang. It is also referred to as the Chinese Hami melon. A generic term that can be applied is "snow melon". The outer color is generally white through pink or yellow through green. The inside flesh is sweet and crisp. In Mandarin, Hami gua can also be used to refer to cantaloupe.

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