Melothria scabra Mexican Sour Cucumber seeds
Mexican Sour Gherkin
This vine produces a very small fruit that tastes like a cucumber with slight bit of lemon – like sourness. Known as “little watermelon” in its native region of Mexico and Central America. The plant has been domesticated for centuries and can be used for salads and pickling. The uniqueness of the plant makes it worth growing. Drought resistant and self – pollinating. Tiny yellow flowers peek out of small leafed, green foliage followed by the desired 1-2 inch fruits. Perfect for small or cottage gardens.
Member of the Cucurbitaceae
Can remain in storage for 6 months at 50°F
Species Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. ex Naud or ex Schrad
Mainly grown as an ornamental fruit
Fun for kids gardens
105 days from seed sowing to fruit harvest
Don't hesitate to prune back plants and keep old fruits picked up to avoid future plants from becoming a weed or invasive
Also called Horned Melon and Jelly Melon
Keep plants well watered
If space is limited grow on a trellis or fence
Maximize production by harvesting fruits regularly
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