Melon 'Tigger'

Cucumis melo

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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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors 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

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

San Antonio, Texas

Ahtanum, Washington

Union Gap, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

Great scent from the fruit bland taste though.


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

Very Bland flavor not worth the garden space


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.


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!!


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.