Queen Anne's Pocket Melon is grown for its incredible fragrance. It's edible but insipid. The main reason for growing it, apart from its ornamental properties, is its incredibly intense melon fragrance. One ripe fruit, which lasts for about ten days before it goes soft, will perfume a whole room. Apparently Victorian ladies used to carry them around in their pockets, as a kind of portable pomander. I've grown it for a few years and found that it looks particularly striking in a hanging basket, where the fruits can dangle down like striped orbiting planets. The plants are quite compact and carry separate male and female flowers. Each plant generally produces about half a dozen 3 1/2 - 4 inch fruits. The seeds are hard to come by as it is considered an artisan Farmers Market Melon.