Gorgeous, bright yellow and rusty orange tiger striped skin with pale, tan flesh
This little baby just fills the room with fragrance while innocently sitting there on the table. Then when you cut it, oh when you cut it, it just explodes with the most divinely strong and sweet melony smell. This is what falling in love smells like.
Pretty firm for a melon and juicy
Mellow vanilla flavor with little sweetness
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This fruit looks spectacular on the table, fills the room with enticing aromas and then is just ho hum when you eat it. Such a disappointment! BUT since it was only a dollar, I would take a few of these over expensive flowers any day.
When I bought this, the farmer warned me that it would be bland and was more for looks and smell and of course, he was right. Other North American farmers concurred. However my research on it indicates that this melon won taste tests back in Armenia so I’m not sure what happened. I guess a trip to Armenia is in order. The recipes below could work with this melon as it functions in a supporting role rather than as the star flavor. Let me know if you try it.
I’m growing tigger melons in my home garden, and they have been getting ripe for the last couple of weeks.They are very aromatic but pretty bland tasting,kind of like a honeydew just not as sweet.
Growing them in your garden? Wow. Must smell amazing!!!
Grew my first Tiger melons this past summer. Smell great, taste is too mild for words….until you sprinkle it with salt and sweetener! Being diabetic I use Splenda. Then you can’t chill, peel and eat them fast enough. My husband and I are hooked now. Perfect for the small home garden and a single serving fruit.
It is very mild tasting but for me it is a great. I can eat this and not suffer from reflux like I get from cantaloupe. Definitely sweeter smelling. I do think storing it in the fridge brings a little taste out in as well as either a bit of pepper or salt. Definitely an acquired taste. Don’t forget it is still has lots of nutrients so blend it up in a smoothie with other fruits. This is my second year growing it. Definitely plan on continuing to grow this little melon!