The Montreal melon, again

The Journal retells the storied history of the Montreal melon, its once fabulous size and price, and ponders whether it has actually ever been revived. Like any lost flavour of the past, it’s impossible to know how the revival compares to the original – if you can even acquire one, since they aren’t for sale on every corner. In any case, it seems the original melon always was a difficult and demanding crop to cultivate, only worth the intensive fuss because of the high price it commanded in fancy places.