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Tigger Melon (Cucumis melo)
Tigger Melon (Cucumis melo): very rare heirloom variety, mainly grown in home gardens, they are also known as Tiger melon because each fruit possess its own unique colour and pattering, as the beautiful feline; what is interesting is that its original name is pronounced just as the beloved character in Winnie the Pooh book, since Tigger holds beautiful unique stripes too. Their history is still unknown but they are believed to be original from Armenia and there are records of them being found near the Tigris river. The plant is vigorous, productive and has a climbing habit; the fruits, ready in 85 to 90 days, are really pretty, they reach 1lb, and besides their beauty, they are extremely aromatic. They taste sweet although they remain equilibrated, not invasive, the flesh is firm, a bit crunchy and very juicy; they can be consumed in a range of different preparations: fresh in salads, cut and used as bowls, in juices, they pair very well with cheeses and meats, reason why they are also used in savoury recipies. This is a variety for melon enthusiasts, those who love collecting rare beauties, and those who just enjoy being creative in the kitchen and love eating well.