So I saved some seeds.
Fast forward to this June. In one of my front yard beds there was a tiny spot where some of my bush beans didn't propagate, so I stuck a few of my Mystery Melon seeds in there and and forgot about them.
Well, they germinated and grew happily (though never into the sun, always away from it) and, remarkably, we have a few actual melons on the vines! While a couple of the melons look healthy and happy, this guy did not. We left him alone, pretty much out of laziness, until he fell off the vine yesterday.
Thinking that whatever would be inside would be just as ugly (maybe rotting out?), we cut him open just to see and, magically, the flesh was (almost) perfect!
Not only did it look good, but it tasted amazing! Who knew? Our very first, super sweet and very juicy melon! WooHoo!
You really can't judge a book by it's cover, can you?
Now, anyone have any ideas as to what this beauty might actually be called? I'd love to hear your ideas because, while Mystery Melon sounds fun, it's not incredibly official ;-) Cheers!