Please only place online orders of 18 Plants or more:  

Use Code: FLAT for our discount pricing!

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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 beginning in May!


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.