These two little gems were volunteers in the container garden in our parking spot. After the zucchinis died back, I noticed this new little vine growing and recognized it as melon. The seeds must have come in from our basement worm composter fertilizer. Well they were not going to have time to ripen.
So I picked them to see what we got.
Wow were they delicious ! I pealed them and they had the texture and crunch of a cucumber and the slight hint of sweet watermelon flavor . It was wonderful in a salad. I might do this on purpose next year.
so cool! I usually get a couple questions every fall from gardeners with underipe melons about how to ripen- I always just tell them they’ll need to plant earlier next year, never occurred to me to suggest they think of it in a more savory way….