Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

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Introducing...the Abramelon


 New This Year from Black Mountain Seeds:


The Legendary Abramelon (Cucumis melo wormsiensis)

Black Mountain Seeds is proud to offer, for the first time, a treasured heirloom variety melon, long thought lost: the famed Abramelon.

A favorite of early Renaissance Ceremonialists and Kabalists, the variety is thought to have originated in 15th century Germany; recent genetic studies suggest that it may have been first developed in the Middle East or North Africa, possibly Egypt.

Perfectly spherical in shape, about the size of a man's head or a little larger, the Abramelon is characterized by tender, succulent flesh striated with yellow ocher, russet, and olive. While not very sweet, it has a complex, spicy flavor with overtones of cinnamon and citrus.

Often pickled, the Abramelon takes a great deal of cultivation, but—adepts agree—is well worth the effort.

Give the Abramelon a try. You'll thank your Holy Guardian Angel that you did!

From germination to table: 180 days (but worth the wait).

 A Black Mountain Seeds Exclusive!
$.93 per seed

(Note: one seed per garden only, please!)



With thanks

and a tip of the pointy, star-spangled wizard's cap


Magenta Griffith and Martin Summerton





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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


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