Melon Cucamelon Mouse Melon HEIRLOOM Seeds

Melon Cucamelon Mouse Melon HEIRLOOM Seeds

Melothria scabra

Item #0285

90 days. Cute, grape-sized fruits look like tiny watermelons but have a cucumber flavor, often with a hint of tartness. Also called sandita or Mexican sour gherkin because the fruits turn more sour as they mature. Long vines up to 10' produce plenty of “watermelons” to harvest from summer to fall. Plants don’t seem to be affected by insects that typically cause problems with cucumbers and melons. A terrific container or hanging basket variety!

This packet sows 10 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
7 - 21 Days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:
4'

Thinning:
Not required


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Pick fruits when about the size of a grape or under 1" long for best flavor. As fruits mature, sourness increases.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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