What is a Cucamelon you ask? Cucamelons also known as Mexican Sour Gherkins are Tiny Melon Shaped Fruit. These cuties are somewhat unknown to many, however I’m here to tell ya all about them!
What is a Cucamelon?
Cucamelons are also known as Mexican Sour Gherkins and Mouse Melons! That’s right…Mouse Melons! Cucamelons are not actually a melon, they are a member of the cucumber family. They grow as a vine and are quite easy to grow. In fact, they have been known to re-seed themselves throughout the garden season and even pop up here and there as a surprise the following garden season.
Cucamelons are fun and a bit whimsical! There’s just something about mini-melons perfectly sized for a wee little mouse that make your heart smile within the garden.
How to Grow Cucamelons:
Cucamelons can easily be direct sowed after the frost. They enjoy Full Sun and Love the Heat. Cucamlons are a vine, therefore you will want to provide a sturdy structure or trellis for climbing as it grow.
When To Pick Cucamelons
When to Pick Cucamelons is Easy. Wait until about the Size of a Grape. Simply Pick Off the Vine. Pop it in your mouth at that moment, or give it a good rinse under water to prepare it for this evening’s meal!
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Cucamelon Taste Like:
Cucamelons have a very unique taste. A mix between a cucumber with a slight hint of lemon. They are entirely edible, juicy, and can be eaten fresh, cooked, or even pickled! (just don’t eat the black ones)
Cucamelons are quite nutritious! They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Known to lower the risk of many health issues such as stroke, heart disease and some cancers!
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