Friday, November 11, 2011
Plum Granny Muskmelon - natural room fragrance
I read about this very fragrant apple-size muskmelon several years ago, and I finally got around to getting some seeds so I can grow it. They're germinating in starter pots and I'll transplant them in a few weeks. They'll need some support to grow up for optimum yield, so I'm clearing out some Delicious Monster vines by the fence. (more about them in a future post)
The flesh is insipid, so it's not an eating melon, but oh, the descriptions I've read about the rind! Rich, diffusive melon sweet honey pretty. That's enough for me! Just two can fragrance a room for several days. Victorian ladies, who called this Queen Anne pocket melon, would carry one in a pocket so fragrance the air around them. I got my seeds from Southern Seed Exchange.