Volume I. Cantaloupe

Irrigation Method, Drought Stress and Crop Water Productivity

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The cantaloupe most likely originated in a region from South Asia to Africa. It was later introduced to Europe and, around 1890, became a commercial crop in the United States. In 2016, global production of melons, including cantaloupes, was 31.2 million tons, with China accounting for 51% of the world total (15.9 million tons). Other significant countries growing cantaloupe were Turkey, Iran, Egypt, and India, with each producing 1 to 1.9 million tons. Cantaloupe is normally eaten as a fresh fruit, as a salad, or as a dessert with ice cream or custard. Raw cantaloupe is 90% water, 8% carbohydrates, 0.8% protein and 0.2% fat, providing 140 kJ (34 kcal) and 2020 μg of the provitamin A orange carotenoid, beta-carotene per 100 grams. Fresh cantaloupe is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value or DV) of vitamin C (44% DV) and vitamin A (21% DV), with other nutrients in negligible amounts (less than 10% DV). This book covers the results of academic researches on cantaloupe in three subjects, i.e. irrigation method, drought stress and crop water productivity.


Majid Rashidi


Dr. Majid Rashidi has awarded Ph.D. degree from University of Tehran, Iran. He has been serving as an Assistant Professor since 2006 in Tehran Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Varamin, Iran. He has conducted many researches in his expertise successfully. He is also the author of several books and articles.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Iran, Cantaloupe, Irrigation Method, Drought Stress and Crop Water Productivity

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SCIENCE / Horticulture