Melons For The Passionate Grower

“A stunning portfolio . . . impossible to read without wanting to grow the fruits it contains, grow them passionately and ensure that they keep being grown. . . . The rarest of garden books, the kind that seems utterly complete and completely useful.”—The New York Times

In the same way that passionate gardeners rescued heirloom tomatoes and roses from oblivion and brought back old varieties full of character, flavor, and fragrance, so Amy Goldman has made it part of her life’s work to bring back the amazing heirloom melon. Melons long and swiggly, mottled or striped; melons in every conceivable hue; melons that taste like cucumbers or pineapples, melons sweeter than any you’ve ever tasted. And you can grow them too.

Here are a hundred melons, each photographed exquisitely by Victor Schrager, and each with a story. Also included are recipes and expert advice on melon culture and seed saving.

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