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PlantFiles: Melon
Cucumis melo 'Tigger'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tigger

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21 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
3 neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Speckled_Hen On Feb 17, 2012, Speckled_Hen from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I agree with others that the flavor is bland but the fruit is so attractive. It's a shame the flavor doesn't match the appearance of this melon.

Neutral I_am_Mike On Sep 25, 2010, I_am_Mike from Yakima, WA wrote:

Great scent from the fruit bland taste though.

Negative Harmonyplace On Sep 30, 2008, Harmonyplace from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very Bland flavor not worth the garden space

Positive chicochi3 On Aug 5, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

I got this one at the local farmer's market and it was very good, very sweet. Not a good keeper. I'll probably be growing this one myself next year.

Negative Tplant On May 16, 2008, Tplant from Pembroke Pines, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

It smells great but taste leaves a lot to desire. Perhaps it is because of my climate? So. Florida? The plant is highly susceptible to powdery mildew so perhaps my climate is to humid for it. It is a unique looking melon with delicious fragrance but that was the only thing that was delicious for me. If you live in a dry climate it may taste better there? However I will not waste the space and time to grow it again.
Sorry to be so negative!!

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The fruit are vibrant yellow with brilliant fire-red, zigzag stripes, (a few fruit may be solid yellow), simply beautiful! The white flesh gets sweeter in dry climates. Small in size the fruits weigh up to 1 lb. - perfect for a single serving. The vigorous plants yield heavily, even in dry conditions. This heirloom came from an Armenian market located in a mountain valley.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Carmichael, California
Hollywood, Florida
Rutledge, Georgia
Lewisburg, Kentucky
Madisonville, Kentucky
Mansfield, Missouri
Rogersville, Missouri
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Jamestown, Ohio
San Antonio, Texas
Ahtanum, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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