Tigger melons

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  1. jen74145

    jen74145 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anybody ever grown 'em before? :shrug: Thinking of giving them a try this year, any thoughts on 'em? Good, bad, indifferent?
     
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    Hey Jen74145;They are Really BLAND-but they're pretty.They are basically an Asian pickleing melon.The vines are really productive though.-
     

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    Cute but tasteless!
     
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    Oh, I am SO glad I asked! *sigh* they did look nifty, tho...
    Thank you both!
     
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    Interesting that there are two similar votes against it. Jere uses it as his forum "signature" fruit at Baker Creek and raves about it in the variety description. SSE in turn raves about Baker Creek having introduced such a great thing! Phony company hype or a seed mix-up? Bland or pickling type sounds more like one of the Asian bitter melons. Those, I can also attest to being bland as a Hmong gardener grew it in our complex in 2005 while 2 Indians grew it in 2006.

    Martin
     
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    Well, I've noticed that the description in the Baker Creek says they "get sweeter in hot weather"...but it doesn't say anything about it being any good to begin with!

    In case anyone is wondering, the Mexican Cucumbers are pretty nasty too.
     
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    No problem...I hate wasting gardening space, no matter how big my garden is!
     
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    Y'all!! I just received my Baker Creek order today, and I ordered the Mexican cucumbers!! Someone I know said she liked them, had them in chunky hot sauce, and liked the taste. She wanted me to order some seed and grow a few plants for her. If she doesn't like them, she's going to be wearing them!

    I haven't grown the Tigger melon, but did fall for the 'garden peach' or 'vine peach' or whatever it was called, years ago... revolting taste.
     
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    Well, they might be fine if they're IN something. By themselves, though...ICK!
     
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    Yeah, Baker makes me a bit nervous... every description of every veggie says it's some exceptional, really unique plant... at least some have to be sub-par, right?
    Anything else I should stay the heck away from?
     
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    I don't know what to tell you. Everything else I grew was just fine (except for the melons, but I've NEVER had good luck growing melons here). Just REALLY make sure you're not reading into the description what you want it to say. "Gorgeous", "Aromatic", and "Highly-productive" are not necessarily synonyms with "Yummy"!
     
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    Instead of what they say about a plant think of what they don't say...for instance, Cleome has been in the catalogs lately with a "newer" variety...they never mention fragrance 'cause these things stink! Look great in the back of the garden row though and ours freely reseed...but don't you be picking a bouquet for your house! I always look for words like love hot weather or reseed readily or delicious flavor...although even that is pretty subjective. Kinda like your mama told you if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all! DEE
     
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    We grew them last year. Productive. Taste was bland but not horrible. They did smell yummy. I sold one at our market and it was to a lady from India, I believe. She bought it due to homesickness. She said they grew them where she was from.

    The chickens liked them!
     
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    Oh, thank you! I had a patch of cleome years ago, but left the plants behind when I moved and didn't remember what they were. (I always called them 'skunk plant'... :rolleyes: ) When you mentioned the smell, I looked them up and that's what they were! Yay! Now...I'm temped to pot up some since I don't have the outdoor room for 'em...roommates beware. :D
     
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    I am glad to know this. I thought it was just my gardening.