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Cucumber – Cucamelon

$3.25

Seeds quantity : 12

Availability: 16 in stock

SKU: V60006 Categories: , ,

Cucamelons, also known as Mexican sour gherkins or Mouse Melons, are a unique and fascinating fruit that are native to Mexico and Central America. They have been cultivated for centuries and are small, grape-sized fruits that look like tiny watermelons, with a tart, citrusy flavour.

They are incredibly refreshing and can be eaten raw or used in a variety of culinary applications, such as pickling, salads, and garnishes.

Cucamelons are also rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to your diet.

 

Good for Growing in Container: Yes

Minimum Container Size: 12 inch

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

 

Growing Information

Seed Sowing: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outdoors after the last frost. Sow seeds 1 cm deep.

Days to Germinate: 5-7 days

Days to Maturity: 60-65 days

Tips: Soak the seeds overnight /use the paper towel method for faster germination.

Cucamelons are tropical plants that require warm conditions to grow well. During late spring or when the night temperature is below 10’C, it’s advisable to use row covers to protect the plants from chilly weather.

When harvesting, pick the fruits when they are approximately the size of a large grape, but still relatively firm to the touch. Be careful not to damage the plants when twisting or cutting the fruits from the vine. It’s important to avoid letting Cucamelons ripen too much on the vine as they can lose their crisp texture.

These plants can grow either on a vertical or horizontal trellis.

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