The Vine Peach or Mango Melon is a drought-tolerant annual whose fruits are peach-sized and colored, and mango-like in flavor and texture.
While tasty raw, they excel canned or cooked into pies, preserves, conserves and pickles (for pickles, pick while still green).
Easy to grow, very productive, vigorous, pest-resistant vines.
Learn more about the Vine Peach an Ancient Melon of Many Uses.
Melon seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds. Also, melons don't like to have their roots disturbed, so when thinning out seedlings in hills, cut the stems of those you want to remove, rather than pulling them out.
Whoever patents a perfume off this melon is going to be rich! These baseball/tennis ball sized melons did so well in the garden I was giving them out to everybody. Everyone who tasted them compared them to a pear or honey taste. I just kept them around for the smell. Truly the history of this melon being used as an air freshener is quite apparent when you grow them. Great in any garden!