Mexican gherkin, or Cucamelon, is a cucumber-like vegetable that looks like miniature watermelons. Try them fresh in salads, stir fried or pickled.
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.
Pre-cultivation and direct sown
March - March
May - June
July - October
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.
How to cultivate