Also known as Armenian Cucumber or Snake Melon, this HEIRLOOM native to Armenia was taken to Italy in the 15th century. Botanically Painted Serpent is a muskmelon, Cucumis melo, more commonly known in the form of a cantaloupe, yet the species is closely related to the cucumber. You will be captivated by the slender, slightly fuzzy, flexuous fruits that delicately coil like a serpent with alternating light and dark green stripes. And the flavor will astound you. A farmer’s market favorite when folks have the opportunity for sampling!