Originally from an Armenian market. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company brought this stunning variety to our attention. Vibrant yellow fruits with dark orange zigzag stripes. The fragrance is heavenly and the fruit similar to Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon. However, Tigger is heavier (about 1 pound), and the white flesh is mildly sweet. Ornamental, for specialty markets.
- 85 days
- ±1,200 seeds/oz
- Fruits grow to about 1 pound
- Heavenly fragrance
- White flesh is mildly sweet
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Melons are traditionally eaten raw or fresh. Top a slice of melon with a dash of salt and serve with any meal or on its own!
Melon pairs nicely with both sweet and savory flavors so you can combine it with other fruits in a salad or toss with mint, feta, and cured pork or bacon.
Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Good for decoration not eating
Zone 6-Pretty to look at but tasteless. If I'm going to use precious space for melons, I'm looking for flavor, so I was disappointed with these.
Pass On This One
They are about the size of a large orange. They produce well, but have very little flavor - not even slightly sweet as they say in the description. Chickens didn't even want to eat them.
Like a beautiful potpurri of the season
Exactly as the description says, the fragrance this produces is incredible. Keep a couple of your desk for weeks, a couple more on your kitchen counter, and you'll catch the delicious smell at random times. Also as the description says, this is inedible. Don't bother to try to eat it, just accept that it's for enjoying the smell and the exotic appearance.