Jenny Lind, of the Jenny Lind melon
Maybe this is well known to heirloom vegetable people, or maybe not. Out of curiosity I started looking it up and found the results interesting. Do you think ABBA were the first Swedish singers to find mass popularity? America got Lind mania, as she toured and even sat for a Brady photograph.
Here's a long biography.
Here is another Jenny Lind link mostly about her American tour.
One interesting thought is that the phonograph had been invented before she died. Could any recordings exist? One web site states that she made one recording, but the web page is comedic and I can't verify it anywhere else.
If only someone would invent a time machine and bring back some recordings. And some lost heirloom vegetable seed would be nice, too!