QUEEN ANNE'S POCKET MELON, also known as Plum Granny or Pom Grannie, is an unusual historical variety that was grown principally for its intensely fragrant small fruits, which Victorian women would carry in their pockets as a form of perfume! The beautiful orange and yellow striped orbs reveal white flesh that is edible, but bland. But a bowl of these on your table will perfume the whole room (or attract folks to your booth at the farmer's market)! Grows 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" and fun to grow! Grow it where the fragrant ripening fruits can be enjoyed. 80-90 days. 25 seeds.
GROWING MELONS: Melons are heat lovers and heavy feeders, so pick a sunny spot and spend some time preparing the soil with rich compost and creating hills for the vines to trail down. Wait until soil temp is 70 degrees to direct sow, or start indoors and harden off. Keep the beds mulched with straw as weeding will becoming impossible once the vining gets underway. The straw will also help retain moisture in the soil and melons need lots of regular watering. Once the blossoms have set, use fish emulsion as a side dressing. Some smaller varieties are suitable for trellising.