On Aug 2, 2011, grandmary38 from Florence, AL wrote:
We planted pocket melon seed saved last year. A friend gave me a melon,(he called it a pomegranate) and I was intrigued by the fragrance. It was new to me, but I've found that many others had them growing up.
We have a bumper crop from 5 prolific plants, and we give them away to anyone who wants one.
It's not flavorful to eat, but is interesting to have in the garden or on a trellis just for the lovely fragrance.
On Apr 13, 2009, dabneyrose from Greensboro, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered seed when I read they were 'very aromatic' and when it riped, sitting around, it perfumed my whole kitchen. Being a flower/frangrance distiller, I threw it in the still pot and distilled it. Now I have the fragrance as a liquid hydrosol I can drink or spray on my skin. :)
I remember this plant growing wild behind my parents' house when I was a child. Twenty years later, not a scrap of it can be found. I didn't know what it was and always imagined it to be a miniature watermelon. What a great addition to a child's or fairy garden!