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Melon 'Tigger'    

Cucumis melo

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Tigger is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Melon variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo 'Tigger'. Tigger is a heirloom variety. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Dutch orange and   Painter yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green colour.

This is an unusual old melon from Armenia that grows on a small but vigorous vine.
More drought tolerant than most melons. The small melons are a fantastic yellow with bright red stripes although some fruits may be plain yellow.
Apart from the glorious color, the fragrance is what you notice next. Put some in your fruit bowl and it will perfume the whole house. The flesh is sweet if the fruit is left on the vine until it is perfectly ripe but can be bland if picked to early, or if the weather was wet or cool while it was ripening.

The fruits of this melon are very vibrant yellow with brilliant fire-red, zigzag stripes.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Tigger is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Armenia is believed to be where Tigger originates from.

Be aware that Tigger Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tigger have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tigger

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Do not give extra water while fruit is ripening

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Tigger is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Tigger needs a potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Tigger from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tigger about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tigger

Do not allow to become rootbound before transplanting

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 18°C / 64°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tigger is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tigger

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Melon Tigger Etymology

From Armenia.

Other Names for Melon 'Tigger'

Tigger Armenian melon, Tigger Eurasian melon, Tigger oriental melon

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