Melothria scabra


Full Sun

67 Days to Harvest

Plant 12” apart In Rows 5’-6’ Apart


Also known as Mexican Sour Gherkins or Mouse Melon. Although botanically speaking they are neither melon nor cucumber, the 1” fruit looks like a mini melon and tastes like a cucumber, with a crunchy texture and a slightly sour zing as if pre pickled. They can be used in stir fries, pickled, added to salsas, or used as in creative cocktails. The plants take a bit of time to get going, but can grow up to 10’, and don’t mind climbing a fence or being trellised.



Please only place online orders of 18 Plants or more:  

Use Code: FLAT for our discount pricing!

 Visit us:

at Ireland Street Orchards

330  Ireland Street

Chesterfield, Ma 01084

May - July

Monday- Sunday 9a.m.- 5p.m.


Chris Reid and Anna Maunz

home: 413-238-4212

cell: 717-357-0404

P.O. Box 251

Worthington, Ma 01098

Online orders will be availble for pick up at our farm stand by the middle of  May 2021!