Armenian Tigger Melon

November 5th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you were considering buying her flowers but wanted to be more memorable by sending a couple of melons to her work (and what girl wouldn’t want that), then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★★

Gorgeous, bright yellow and rusty orange tiger striped skin with pale, tan flesh

AROMA Rating: ★★★★★

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.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★½☆

Pretty firm for a melon and juicy

TASTE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Mellow vanilla flavor with little sweetness

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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.




Armenian Tigger








Farmer’s Market


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.


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  • martin Aug 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    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.

  • Fruit Maven Aug 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Growing them in your garden? Wow. Must smell amazing!!!

  • Letreva Jones Oct 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    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.

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