Honeydew taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Honeydew fruit (Cucumis melo) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Honeydew as it is a combination of genus (Cucumis) and species (C. melo). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Honeydew is Cucurbitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Honeydew
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Honeydew that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Honeydew Facts are:
- The average weight of honeydew melon is 6 pounds.
- 90% of a honeydew is water.
- In middle east countries, dried and roasted honeydew seeds are consumed as snacks.
- Honeydew melons can be 15-22 mm long.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Green Flesh, Yellow Rind and Orange Flesh. It is not available in seedless variety.