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Cucamelon (Also called Mouse Melon, Mexican Sour Gherkin)

Botanical Name: Melothria scabra

Cucamelon, an intriguing miniature fruit, offers a delightful fusion of cucumber and lemon lime flavors in a tiny package! Also known as Mouse Melon or Mexican Sour Gherkin, this vine produces an abundance of grape-sized fruits that resemble tiny watermelons.

Planting Instructions:

  • Sowing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date in your area, or sow directly in well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed.
  • Soil: Plant in rich, loamy soil with good drainage and full sun exposure.
  • Spacing: Space seeds or seedlings 12 inches apart in rows or allow them to spread along a trellis or support structure.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
  • Support: Provide support such as a trellis or fence for the vines to climb.
  • Harvest: Harvest cucamelons when they reach grape-sized and firmness, typically 60-70 days after planting. They are best when crisp and slightly firm.

Growing Tips:

  • Cucamelons are vigorous climbers; provide sturdy support for the vines to grow.
  • Mulch around plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pinch off the tendrils occasionally to encourage bushier growth.
  • These small fruits are excellent for fresh eating, pickling, or adding to salads for a unique flavor and texture.

Storage: Store harvested cucamelons in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Alternatively, they can be pickled for longer storage.

Enjoy growing your cucamelons!

For best results, follow planting instructions and growing tips provided.

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