Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From Armenia, this heirloom seed is a member of the cucumis melo var. inodorus like the honeydew. Very fragrant with a firm texture, these one pound melons are often confused because of their colors with the Rich Sweetness 123 - which weighs only ¼ of pound- and the Plum Granny (Queen Ann) melon – very small oval shape.
Tigger melons take a while to get to maturity (+80 days), but once the melons started coming, the plant really produced (and is still producing today). It’s easy to know when the melons were ready to pick because they turn red/yellow (from green) and fall off the vine. They will continue to ripen once picked, as opposed to muskmelon –aka cantaloupe in the USA.
We found the Tigger melon to have a sweeter taste when we allowed them to ripen a few more days before using them. They can be stored in the fridge up to 2 weeks.