Tigger melon

Origin - Armenia 

Days to ripen -

Rind - Slightly flattened, yellow with red to orange stripes.  Flesh - White, little flesh because of large seed cavity, very average flavour.  Fruit weight - 500 g.

They are beautiful and fragrant. The vines are high yielding even in dry conditions. Edible but best for ornamental use more than eating. 

 Notes - 2011 - These vines are vigorous and put up with most conditions. They are slow to flower however and that is a bugger when I am trying to cross them with some other varieties to breed for colour but better eating. My other melons are fruiting away but these are not flowering yet.


 

 Seed commonly available from heirloom seed websites

Photos thanks to Garden Larder, Australia