Melon – Queen Annes
£1.19 – £10.29
This apple-sized Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is a highly aromatic and fragrant fruit originally used for carrying in pockets of Victorian women before the days of deodorants. The scent is very strong and a mixture of a ripe cantaloupe and pineapple with a slight hint of jasmine. Its origins can be traced back over 300 years. The fruits are attractive with velvety orange rinds and striped in carmine and gold. They each weigh up to 1lb, prolific crops and best when trellised. The fruits are edible, rather bland, but the scent is exquisite.