Some random melons are growing in the pedestrian median next to the bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue at 104th Street. Don’t eat them, warns Kim, the owner of Kim’s Fruit and Vegetables next door. They apparently are inedible.
The melons were planted by the “night salad manager” at the store. He was playing around with some seeds and tried planting them.
If you do eat the melons against our advice, let us know how they taste and if you survive. Also, if you’re a melon expert tell us what kind they are.
Thanks to Peter Frishauf for the tip and top photo and to Carol Tannenhauser for the lunch-break reporting and bottom photo.