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Cucumis melo, var. dudaim
This rare ornamental melon has been grown in Anglo-American gardens since the 1600s. The small, dense green melons were used in pickling (as “mango” or stuffed melons) while the mature orange fruits with bland white flesh were used as decorative aroma therapy. The riper the fruit the more fragrant they become with an apple-like scent. This gave rise to another name: Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon because the ripe melons were carried in purses and apron pockets to scent the clothing. The vines can be trained to climb trellises. The fruit drops from the stems when ripe. Minimum 20 seeds.

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