Behold the Plum Granny
When I was a girl my Grandma Bird would grow Plum Grannies in her garden every year. At their peak of ripeness she would pick them and set them in her window sills. With the window open, their fragrance would fill the room.
The Plum Granny is a gourd like melon and is also known as Queen Anne's Pocket Melon. Legend has it that Queen Anne kept a Plum Granny in her pocket as a sachet. The history of this ornamental fruit can be traced back to the Egyptians, who also prized it for its fragrance.
I grew them this year in a straw bale where they vined out similar to a cucumber. When ripe they have a yellow and orange striped marking.
The Plum Granny is also known by the names pomegranate melon, plumgranny, or vegetable peach.
Any of you ever heard of this little gem?