Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tigger Melon


Tigger Melon, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

Tigger Melons eventually ripen to have yellow & orange* stripes, averaging about a pound in weight, and growing to about the size of a baseball.

The name "Tigger" is in honor of the cartoon character of the same name, who bears the orange coloration that the mature melons have.

They are a very fragrant melon with a white, seedy flesh, but bland in taste, somewhat similar to cucumbers. They are quite seedy as well, and can be rather bitter-tasting, given certain conditions. They're a fun melon to grow, and make a great decoration, but if you're looking for food produce, you might want to keep looking.

Growing info
90 days. Heirloom variety. Does well in dry conditions. Plant in the spring after the soil has warmed up, directly in the ground, in hills 12" apart with rows spaced 36". [External Reference]
Some say that they produce much more abundantly when grown on a trellis. Quoted from GardenWiki.org

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