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Growing on the High Plains Episode
Thu September 13, 2012
Jenny Lind Melon Celebrates Long History
A heritage melon with a history of over one hundred and fifty years is our GHP subject for this week. Named for a famous Swedish musical celebrity that toured the U.S. in 1850 via P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth, the Jenny Lind melon became wildly popular. This melon displays many of the qualities of its namesake, including sweetness and a small dainty size, and thus was perfect for growing in a backyard garden. Today this heritage fruit is still popular, and easy to grow and serve.