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Mexican gherkin

Mexican gherkin

3,90 €

Mexican gherkin, or Cucamelon, is a cucumber-like vegetable that looks like miniature watermelons. Try them fresh in salads, stir fried or pickled.


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Mexican gherkin, or Cucamelon, is a cucumber-like vegetable with Mexican roots. Growing Mexican gherkin will give you an abundant harvest of tiny fruits that look like miniature watermelons. These cute fruits are only 3 cm long! Try them fresh in salads, stir fried or pickled. The plant prefers growing in nutrient-rich soil in a sheltered, warm environment or in a greenhouse.

Latin name
Melothria scabra
Sowing
Pre-cultivation and direct sown
Germination
March - March
Direct seed
May - June
Harvest time
July - October
Development time
60
Plant height
150-250 cm

Can be direct sown when the soil is really warm.

Pre-cultivate the seeds by sowing 1 seed per pot. Keep the soil moist and make sure the temperature is between 18-20°C until it starts to sprout. Once it has sprouted, you can keep the plant at room temperature. For best results, water the plant when the soil is dry and provide it with plant food regularly.

Plant spacing
40,00 cm
Row spacing
75,00 cm
Sowing depth
1,00 cm