Italian melon

Melon is edible fleshy fruit that originated in Africa and southwest Asia. Today, melons are grown all over the world and they belong in the same gourd family as squashes and cucumbers. Melons come in many different varieties and cultivars, but what is common for all of them is their structure – thick flesh and inner seed-filled midsection. Melons are classified as fruits, while their cousins squashes belong to vegetables.