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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.


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