Lanzhou Honey dew melon of Lanzhou, also known as "Lanzhou Honeydew Melon", is a variety originated from Lanzhou, the well-known “city of melons and fruits”. This kind of melon is well-known throughout China, and enjoys a certain reputation in the international market for its beautiful appearance, sweet sugar and tangy fragrance. Honey dew melon has been cultivated in Lanzhou for nearly 50 years. It is said that in 1934, a farmer named Xu Benren obtained several seeds of Soviet melon and planted two melons in 1935, named "Russian melon." Xu Benren cultivated meticulously for nine years. By 1944, US Vice President Wallace visited China and passed Lanzhou, leaving the melon seeds brought from the United States to Zhang Xinyi, the director of the Gansu Construction Department at the time. This excellent variety was obtained through hybridization of those American melon seeds and the "Russian melon" planted by Xu Benren.