XfrogPlants Cantaloupe 3D model
Cantaloupe ( Cucumis melo )
Herbaceous Creeping/Clilmbing Plant
Height : 45cm to 133cm included
Origin : Eastern Tropical Africa
Environment : on deep, rich alluvial soils; in full sunlight
Climate : warm, temperate; lethal threshold is –2° C
The Cantaloupe is an African creeping plant. It was brought in the Southern Mediterranean by the Egyptians in the V Century B.C., and arrived in Rome during the Christian age of the Empire. From there, it quickly spread over Europe. It was considered a symbol of fertility, but ironically, in spite of it’s abundant summer blooming (May to September), only 10% of it’s flowers grow to become actual fruits. Today, China is the largest producer of Cantaloupe, with the 51% of the total world production. Once brought home, a melon must not be stored at temperatures lower than 5°C.