Oct 152010
 

This post in not about cooking. It’s about my garden. In fact it’s about a little known melon, called the Tigger Melon and it’s journey from seed to cutting board.

Pictures

I grew the Tigger Melons from seeds. Here you can see this one just breaking free from the dirt!

I grew the Tigger Melons from seeds. Here you can see this one just breaking free from the dirt!

Here are the Tigger Melons and the Black Water Melons.

Here are the Tigger Melons and the Black Water Melons.

The real leaves coming out.

The real leaves coming out.

Just a close up.

Just a close up.

This was when I planted them in the ground. He was so little!

This was when I planted them in the ground. He was so little!

Look at how big he's getting!

Look at how big he's getting!

My how you've grown.

My how you've grown.

The first flower.

The first flower.

A melon!!!

A melon!!!

Craziness!

Craziness!

Look at my melon.

Look at my melon.

The vines are over flowing into the next bed.

The vines are over flowing into the next bed.

Close up.

Close up.

All ripe.

All ripe.

Isn't he pretty?

Isn't he pretty?

Should I cut him here?

Should I cut him here?

No, I think I'll cut him this way.

No, I think I'll cut him this way.

A peak at his innards.

A peak at his innards.

Lots of seeds.

Lots of seeds.

Chopped up into little pieces.

Chopped up into little pieces.

A closer look.

A closer look.

Amara is very excited about trying it!

Amara is very excited about trying it!

I didn’t take any pictures of us eating it. Silly me! I had read that it was bitter and tasted like cucumbers. I did not find this to be true. I thought it tasted like an unripe cantaloupe. It was kind of hard and as the photos showed, had lots of seeds. Amara thought it was okay. She couldn’t really describe what she thought it tasted like, but then she’s 6! I’ll let my mom and Justin leave comments about what they thought. All in all, it was fun fun to grow but I don’t think I’ll do it again. A lot of the melons shriveled up when they were very small. I planted the seeds in May and so far only 1 was ripened. Lots of vines, not so many fruits.

  2 Responses to “Tigger Melon”

  1. They were cute but not so tasty! To me it tasted very much like a piece of raw potato!

  2. He was very pretty.. such a shame to cut him open and eat him. Really. I mean we should have just looked at him. I side more with Jenna, there was a vague cantaloupe taste and then some other slightly unpleasant taste I couldn’t place.

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