Hudson Valley Seeds says: "A Serpentine Armenian Story. With roots in Egypt and the Middle East, this variety was selected in Armenia for centuries. Its seeds traveled with Armenian immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s, where it became a treasured symbol of home. Grow these highly-productive melon vines for long, thin-skinned fruit that taste just like cucumber. When trellised, the striped, slightly ridged fruits will grow straight down, but if allowed to sprawl on the ground, the fruits become curvy and snake-like. In this painting on paper, Talin Megherian weaves together."