Monday, September 04, 2006

The wonderful thing about Tiggers





Tigger melons.

They don't have a ton of taste, but they sure do look cool. I believe they originated in Armenia, and they're allegedly sweeter if grown in a dry climate. The seeds came from Baker Creek, the same company I mentioned before.

11 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Pretty, but not much taste...like grocery store peaches.

You have quite the diversified garden! Are these growing in the soil you had hauled in a while back.

GP said...

What a hoot that you are "talking " about melons, Here in Montana where it's real smoky from the forest fires today, ducked into the greenhouse this morning and found a huge and what I can only assume was her baby canteloupe . The large one was scrumptious and our guests loved it for breakfast here at the Fish Creek House

Ron Sullivan said...

I wonder how Tigger melons would do in the Southwest. I bet there's a reader or three in southern California or Arizona or New Mexico who could give any leftover seeds a trial.

We kinds have your problem here in Berkeley -- it doesn't get hot enough and sunny enough for long enough, most years, to ripen eggplants or okra or big tomatoes, because of the fog cycles.

James Cooper said...

Haha, now I've got the Tigger song in my head.

By "don't have a ton of taste" does that mean they're not good or that they simply have a milder taste?

Rurality said...

FC, yep, it's good dirt but full of morning glory seeds!

Cyd, I guess Montana doesn't have a very long growing season...?

Ron, I got the impression that they'd do well there. I can't donate any seeds because I think we planted all of them - the first 2 plantings didn't take. By the way I've got okra & eggplants coming out my ears nowdays!

JC, they are just bland. They smell really nice though!

vicki said...

Yes, but when your melons are THAT pretty, who needs good taste? Beautiful!

Rachel said...

I hadn't heard of that one before. Pretty!

Deb said...

I saw those in the Baker Creek catalog and loved the name. They have so many interesting varieties!

Carol said...

Cool looking melons!

chiefbiscuit said...

I've never seen the like - except now i have!

marcia said...

Hey, GP, I am so grateful for your post. I just planted 5 vines of Tigger and live here in Provo, Utah...just hope and pray it's dry and hot enough here for my Tiggers to develop a scrumptious flavor like yours did! Thank you TONS for posting about that. This is my first time with Tigger. Once I grew lovely canteloupes in the Los Angeles area, but never had luck with any in Massachusetts.
Marcia