15 seeds

Coltivation:  Easy

Seeds savingi: Intermediate

Mother Mary's Pie Melon (Cucumis melo)

  • Mother Mary's Pie Melon (Cucumis melo): we chose this small melon because of its ease at cultivation and very few demands. Kept by a family in Minnesota for over a century, it started to be reproduced and distributed in 1997 thanks to the donation made to the “Seed Saver Exchange”.

    Even if it is an ecotype of melon, it is different from the Italians ones, it looks more like the oldest of the species, such as the Melon Mango, with which it shares the beautiful yellow colour and white pulp. It is rounded and gets to 250 grams, it tastes a lot like a  Cantaloupe, but a bit less sweet. This type of melons, as can be inferred by its name, is also suitable for cooking; in fact, it can be used to replace apples in a pie.

    The plant is very productive, undemanding, as mentioned, hence suitable for those approaching cultivation for the first time. Ready in 75 days after transplanting, it is harvested when the stalk is still attached to the plant. To get the seeds wait for it to detach itself.