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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
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  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • 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: 64
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Wemdy
Location:
Vancouver, WA, United States
Date:
June 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Mexican gherkin
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows abundant vegatables

What are the cons? None

Review:

These are amazing and very flavorful awesome just to pick off the plant and eat or put in salads. They grow fast and put off a multitude of fruit. Just give it plenty of water and sunlight. Very decorative hanging plant on my deck

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ADP
Location:
Oxford, MS, United States
Date:
June 17, 2017
          5.0
 
These are the cutest
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super cute, high yields

What are the cons? A little hard to get started

Review:

These are absolutely amazing. They were a little tough to get started, but once I got them to about 3 inches and into my raised bed, 2 out of the 3 plants I had 10 inches apart from each other, really blew up. The third plant was about a week and a half behind those, but it ended up prospering as well. Be careful with these though, they can grow several inches a day and have completely grown into and around my small fence in the raised garden, and into my tomatoe plants 3 feet away. I think they have spread over 6 feet wide and 6 feet tall, and are now tangling into themselves. I highly recommend a lattice that you can see from both sides. The tiny little cukes tend to hide behind the extremely cute Ivy like leaves. I have found they are best picked at the size of an oval dime or so, and they have a bright cucumber flavor. I'm obsessed with this plant, and I'm going to make a separate raised trough for the next year so I can plant at least 5-7 plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

30 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bonnie
Location:
Floyds Knobs, IN, United States
Date:
January 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Bonnie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious, heavy producing

What are the cons? Slow to start

Review:

These were so much fun to grow! They took a long time to get past about 5-6 inches but once they did we were overrun and couldn't give them away fast enough. Great for snacking, like little lemon-y cucumbers

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

32 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

19 out of 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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