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Old January 25, 2021   #1
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Default What is the difference between muskmelon and cantaloupe?

Can someone please point me in the direction of a thread or a resource that simply describes the difference between the two. Thanks, Ed
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Old February 14, 2021   #2
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I M not sure. We know what cantaloupe is.
I think MUSK melon is an aromatic variety ....musk !!!

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Old May 15, 2021   #3
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If the skin is netted it's a muskmelon. True cantaloupes are a bit harder to grow in my opinion, but taste better depending on the variety. Crenshaw is a cantaloupe while Hale's best is a muskmelon.
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