Cucamelon

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Photo courtesy of Johnnys

Also known as Mouse Melon, Mexican Sour Gherkin and Mexican Miniature Watermelon. Slow starting vine will eventually hit its stride and produce multitudes of cute fruits that look like tiny watermelons and taste like a cucumber with a hit of citrus. Better trellis it as the vines can grow to 10 feet. Best eaten at about grape size before they get too seedy, often pickled, used fresh in salsas or in stir fries. Ancient crop grown in Mexico and Central America for over 500 years. (Melothria scabra)

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Edibles - 3½" Pots
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