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About tigger melons
The tigger melon, also known as the tiger melon, is an heirloom variety of muskmelon. It hasn't undergone the same commercialization as many other melons and is considered a type of specialty produce that can be difficult to find. The tigger melon is native to western Armenia, where it was first discovered growing along the Tigris River. This melon enjoys Mediterranean climates with warm growing days in summer. Tigger melons grow on climbing vines which make them easy to cultivate in small spaces. A single vine can yield up to 20 melons.
The tigger melon features a yellow rind with jagged stripes in orange or rust hues. This distinctive melon has a strong fragrance even when whole, and it can easily perfume your entire kitchen when the melon is ripe. Despite the fragrance, the tigger melon is not overwhelmingly sweet. The soft white flesh of the melon has a mild flavor that's been described as a cross between cantaloupe and Asian pear. The flavor of the tigger melon tends to get sweeter in drier climates, so knowing where the melon was grown may give you a little information about how it will taste.
Tigger melons grown in Armenia are usually far sweeter than those cultivated in the United States. You should expect a mild flavor from locally grown tigger melons. These are often promoted more for their bold and engaging appearance and pleasant fragrance than for their flavor. However, there are still many ways you can incorporate tigger melon into tasty summer recipes.
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