The cultivation of the Melon is almost identical with that of the cucumber, to which reference may be made.

The varieties are numerous, those named below are the most popular.

Green Citron

Medium size, deeply netted, almost round in shape, flesh green, delicious flavor.

White Japan

A distinct and white - skinned sort, flesh yellow, richly flavored.


A valuable variety for the southern states, but too late to mature in the north. It grows to upwards of a foot in length; skin, when fully ripe, light yellow; flesh yellowish,-white,witharieh perfume and flavor. Cassaba is a related variety, and in most seasons ripens with us. Ward's Nectar and Skillman's Netted, are among the best for the family garden.