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  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber (25-35 seeds) (CU125) $2.50

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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

         
 
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(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped like baby watermelons. They are good added to salads or can be pickled. They have a cucumber-like taste with a touch of lemon. The ornamental vines have tiny leaves and flowers and are perfect for the cottage garden. Very unique and fun for kids. Huge yields. Read about these in “Mother Earth News”.
 
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 61
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Missy Ames
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Showstealers
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Cute!

What are the cons? Slow to start

Review:

Total attention grabbers, these almost overloaded my Instagram feed each time I posted pics. Everyone thought they were so CUTE! And though I'm glad I grew them, I was biting my nails for the first couple months. These SUPER tiny seeds sprout a little slower than standard cucumbers. And they're extremely delicate and slow-growing at first. I started my other cucumbers May 1st but should have started these indoors mid-March. Water with a fine mist or eyedroppers because a heavy hose will drown them or cover them in soil. Once they get going, though, they're tenacious. Be sure to trellis them so you can see the fruit!!! Flowers are super tiny but once they pollinate, you get little thumbnail-sized cucumbers within a few weeks. And because everyone wants to know, they taste like sour cucumbers, not melons. I had five plants and that gave me enough for some good salads for a family of four. Next year, I want to pickle them, so I'm planning on starting 20-30 plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shay
Location:
Roseneath, Canada
Date:
October 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Cute and Crunchy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty, Tasty

What are the cons? Beetles like them

Review:

These are actually what drew me into going heirloom and brought me to this site (after seeing a video review of them on youtube). I bought them for the novelty factor and I really struggled to grow them. A beetle infestation that went after my zucchini, squash, cucumbers and these fellas nearly had them beat and did destroy my cuke's. After a lot of catch and release with spiders (yuk) and DIY pest control the beetles became a little less troublesome and they bounced back after several weeks. They actually didn't produce fruit until late summer when the weather started to cool a bit and it rained more. The vines ended up travelling and climbing over the nearby tomato plant that invaded its space, I was finding the bite-size watermelon-looking treats while harvesting tomatoes. They taste like a very fresh, crisp cucumber with a little pickle tinge to them. I am going to see how it will handle growing indoors even just as an ornamental plant as the leaves are very pretty.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RedWiggler
Location:
Philadelphia area, PA, United States
Date:
September 21, 2016
          3.0
 
Cute but disappointing
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? novel, nice flavor

What are the cons? disease prone

Review:

I found these very prone to some kind of catastrophic overnight wilt that killed half my vines (another reviewer reported borer problems, but that was not my issue). Fruit were prolific on the surviving healthy vines, though. It's a fun novelty and friends and family, especially kids, enjoyed the cuteness factor. Pollinators loved the flowers. I would grow it again if I had kids but, although I did enjoy the tart flavor, I found the skins pretty tough side no matter what size I picked them, so didn't love them for fresh eating. I think it's worth growing at least once for the fun of it, but I don't see it as a practical choice for me and it's not worth the real estate in my small garden. Note that if plants survive, the vines get pretty long and unruly, so plan support accordingly. I found them best when picked at the size of a small grape.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
katertot
Location:
Palm Bay, FL, United States
Date:
September 20, 2016
          4.0
 
Poor pollination but tasty
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? perfect germination rates

What are the cons? didn't produce much

Review:

These plants were so easy to grow. I planted them directly into my soil and every seed I had planted sprung up in 5 days. It was so fun to watch the vines climb the trellis. They very quickly overgrew the 6 foot trellis I build them. However, I've had major difficulties with pollination. I planted several varieties of bee attracting flowers around them, had the bees' help, and even tried hand pollinating, but have only grew 3 good cucamelon so far. Those 3 were so yummy that I'm determined to try again next year! I usually hate cucumber, but I loved the crisp, tangy flavor of these. I can't wait to have enough to share with friends. Looking forward to next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
brian
Location:
lansing, MI, United States
Date:
September 17, 2016
          5.0
 
keeper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? good producer, great in salads

What are the cons? slow grower until warm weather

Review:

This was definitely a keeper. Very good production, good in salads, and everyone that tried them except my wife liked them. She didn't like the rindy taste when you first bite into them. No one else minded and everyone liked the cucumber taste with the lemony flavor at the end. I will be growing these from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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