[Sca-cooks] Melons in England

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Jul 31 23:33:12 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>  
<<< See my article
"Regarding *Watermelons*" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.
It's in the Florilegium already.

Johnnae >>>

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:
Watermelons-art    (6K)  8/12/07    "Regarding Watermelons" by THL  
Johnnae llyn

You might also check this file in the same section, although I see  
mostly references to Spain and Italy (and Russia!).
fruit-melons-msg  (28K)  2/15/08    Period melons. References. Recipes.

Also check this file:
Period-Fruit-art  (60K)  1/13/02    "Fruit of Period Times" by Baron
                                        Akim Yaroslavich.

The following is from the melons and watermelons entry:
"Melons were cultivated in England by 1570 and were mentioned by  
Gerard as growing at the Queen's House at St. James Court (171)"

under watermelons:
"Watermelons spread to the Holy Land and to the northern  
Mediterranean, though they never attained the general popularity of  
melons (177). The size of period watermelons was generally small  
(5-10 pounds); larger varieties were developed in the nineteenth  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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