Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber (Melothria scabra)
The Mexican Sour Gherkin produces fruit the color and shape of tiny watermelons. Technically not a true cucumber, this variety is sometimes referred to as a cucamelon. Produces oblong, 1-inch fruits with a bright, citrusy flavor. Perfect for adding a lemony tang to your favorite salad!
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination 7-14 days
- Maturity: 75 days
- Direct sow in sun/part shade after the last frost or start indoors 3 weeks prior to last frost. Plant 1/2" deep in soil or seed starting mix. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Compost well and keep moist throughout summer.
- Space plants 12” apart; space rows 6' apart
- Trellis to save space.
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These are a great addition to any summer salad and grew very well! Two years later we still have them coming up in the garden from the original plants! The only thing you have to watch with these is not to let them get overripe on the vine - I don't care for the taste when overripe! But overall a great and FUN take on the cucumber!