Cucumis melo 'Jenny Lind'
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|Cucumis melo 'Jenny Lind'|
The Jenny Lind Melon (Cucumis melo) is an heirloom cantaloupe first introduced in the 1840s. Unlike most other types of cantaloupe, its flesh is light green, rather than orange. A typical fruit weights between one and two pounds, and has a distinct knob, often known as a turban, on one end.
Like other heirloom plants, Jenny Lind Melons are generally not grown commercially. However, their seeds are available from a variety of sources, and many home gardeners choose to grow their own.
The plant is commonly believed to have been named for the singer Jenny Lind.
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