Plum Granny

gardening4tenMarch 5, 2010

I'm not a Tennessean, but there's no forum for Kentucky (my county borders TN, so I'm close by!)

When growing up, my grandma used to grow what she called Plum Grannies. Does anyone know what these actually are, and where can I get seeds? I only remember her using them to place in the window sill to look pretty and smell sweet.

I did find in a seed catalog under melons, there was one called Tigger, and it looked similar. I thought Plum Grannies were probably of the squash family, so I don't think that's it.

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Hello Gardening4ten! Welcome to the Tennessee Gardening Forum. Some of your fellow Kentuckians are in the Ohio Valley Gardening Forum, but your are welcome to hang out here too.

"Plum granny" is a common name for an apple-melon type of muskmelon. Their scientific name is "Cucumis melo var. dudaim", and their most common common-name is probably "Queen Anne's pocket melon". Some sources report that, in Victorian times, these fruits were sometimes carried in pockets to mask body odor. Lovely, huh? LOL

    Bookmark   March 5, 2010 at 10:40PM
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gardening4ten

Thanks, Brandon7. Appreciate the wonderful info. Now I'm going to try and find some seeds for these little melons.

I know some of the Kentuckians are in the Ohio Gardening, but I'm closer to Tennessee, and feel I have more in common with Tennesseans in general. So I'll hang out here, if no one objects.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 7:38PM
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rockguy(7a)

Baker Creek has them if I'm not mistaken.

Here is a link that might be useful: Baker Creek

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 6:12AM
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honeybunny442(z6 TN)

I have some extra seed.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 9:33PM
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Cheri_T

Try New Hope Seed Company.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 12:21AM
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