Yes of course, jam melons, I remember now and the little priclkly ones were Paddy Melons. Because they are always considered a part of bad pasture management, they have pretty much died out these days. Occasionally you see them up the wheat belt but not so much in the South West now.
I also think the jam was referred to as Poor Mans Jam and was popular during the war years when there wasnt too much else to make jam from... but I just wanted to relive my childhood and make some. I know this will stir the memories of someone on here and they may just have a recipe.
Thats interesting about the seeds. I didnt know that.. Thanks.
I would get a laugh from my neighbours if I started growing those sort of Melons in my vegie patch wouldnt I.