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Week 5 – February 03, 2023

Plant Information

Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber - Bloom
  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber - Container
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Melothria scabra

Common Name: Cucamelon or Mouse Melon

Hardiness Degree: °F (°C)

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Climbing

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)

Height: 48 - 84" (122 - 213cm)

Width: 48 - 85" (122 - 216cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Vigorous vining plants loaded with 1-in. (3-cm) miniature watermelon-like fruits that taste like cucumbers with tangy citrus overtones. Vines grow 4 to 7 ft. (1 to 2 m) long and benefit from the use of a trellis. Plants attract hummingbirds.

Grower Information:

Also known as Cucamelon and Mouse Melon. Native to Central America and Mexico, it features vigorous vining plants loaded with 1-in. (3-cm) miniature watermelon-like fruits that are sweet and almost salty.