These new, rare and absolutely delightful, small Central American fruits look like tiny watermelons but taste of cucumber with a hint of citrus fruit. They can be grown like regular cucumbers and can be trained up canes or wires but are quite pest resistant, hardy enough to grow well outside, drought resistant and contain male and female flowers. Pick the fruit when still firm to the touch.
Sow the seeds inside in a seed tray in April or May. Transplant the seedlings outside after the last frost. Grow on as you would with normal cucumbers. Feed and water well when the fruits are setting. Side shoots can be pinched out to control the growth.
Common name:Melothria scabra, Mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin
Packet Content:20 (Approx)