For the Chinese candy, see Zaotang.
A sugar melon is a type of cantaloupe that is about 5-6 in (12–15 cm) in diameter and weighing between 2.5 and 4 lb (1–2 kg). Nearly round in shape, it has thick, sweet, orange flesh and a silvery gray, ribbed exterior.
- Ward, Artimas. The Grocer's Encyclopedia. New York: 1911. digital.lib.msu.edu