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Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)

Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)
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3.08 € *
Base Price 0.31 €/ seed
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Item number
1085
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
10
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
bryonia scabram. cordatamelothria scabrazehneria scabra
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Description

The Mexican cucamelon, also called sandita cucumber or Mexican sour gherkin is a climbing plant which bears tiny (ca 2-3 cm) green fruits throughout the summer. Botanically, it is not a cucumber but a related pumpkin species. Sandita fruits which
look like miniature watermelons are crisp and have a pronounced gherkin flavor.

approx. 10 cucamelon seeds

Sowing & cultivation instructions

Cucamelon is an annual plant in most parts of Europe. It is unpretentious and can be grown well in pots on balcony, terrace or in the greenhouse. Seeds are started in indoor pre-culture in spring and planted after the last frosts. Melothria scabra is a climber and needs a trellis or some kind of support.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant height approx.:
150–200 cm
Root system :
Root Tuber
Flower colour:
Yellow
Location:
Protection from windSun
Water requirements:
High
Lifecycle :
AnnualPerennial
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilFebruaryMarch
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
18 – 21 °C
Germination time in days:
21 – 28
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
AugustJuneOctoberSeptember

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
cucamelongurkenmelonehaarblumemelothriamexikanische minigurkemini–melonezaunrübe
English names:
mexican miniature watermelonmexican sour gherkinmouse melonpepquino
French names:
concombre a confire
Spanish names:
sandita

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