Vine Peach? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hi, Simple question...Does anyone have any information on a vegetable know as VINE PEACH? They are about 3" in diameter, bright yellow and smell sweet, like a peach, when ripe. We have had them volunteer this year. Seems like they may be a hierloom, and if so, would like to know what to do to keep the seeds, to replant and to share. Appreciate any information and comments. Wayne & Lyn

-- Wayne & (LYN) Roach (, August 10, 2001


Never heard of a vine peach, but would certainly be interested in some seeds if you find out!

-- Michael W. Smith in North-West Pennsylvania (, August 10, 2001.

my great aunt makes peach pickles or pickled peaches out of them yummy,yummy

-- paul a coleman (, August 10, 2001.

I grew something called "vine peach" one year. They turned out to be some kind of little tasteless cantalopes.

-- HermitJohn (, August 11, 2001.

It is a fruit native to the US also known as mango melon, garden lemon, orange melon, melon apple, vegetable orange, and naudin.

It is a Cucumis Melo and will cross with the following:
muskmelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, casaba, Armenian cucumber (snake melon), Asian pickling melon, pocket melon (vine pomegranate)

The whole fruit is used for pickles and preserves. It is not raised for fresh eating.

To save the seeds just remove the seeds from a ripe fruit, rinse them, and dry them on a plate briefly before storing them in an opaque airtight jar. I generally include a sprinkle of DE.

-- William in Wi (, August 13, 2001.

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