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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: 31
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

93.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jed
Location:
Dodge City, KS
Date:
August 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Give em time
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good Ornamental, Tasty

What are the cons? Susceptible to bugs

Review:

These were very slow to produce fruit - the plant produced a very beautiful, very large vine as it climbed all along the trellis. For a long time, I thought these would be a bust. Then one morning, months after seeds were first sown, the tiny yellow blossoms covered the plant. A few short days later, I had more small gherkins than I knew what to do with. They have a bright, unique flavor. A bit sweet; a bit tart. My kid absolutely LOVES snacking on them. They are great in salads too, both for the flavor and the appearance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Jed 19 Aug 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caroline
Location:
SANTA CRUZ, CA
Date:
August 17, 2014
          5.0
 
ADORABLE
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Tasty. Unusual.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

I grew these in Santa Cruz, CA. It is now August and I am getting these adorable little fruits. They are the size of a large grape and so pretty. I can't wait to put them in a salad. They taste really fresh and are nicely crispy. There is no bitterness. I am growing them in the ground under a young apple tree. They don't get much water. The plant I have overwintered from last year. I wonder if it's perennial. It has teeny, tiny, elfin tendrils that look like they want to climb on something. I might try a small tomato cage. These look exactly like tiny watermelons so maybe they would be cute in one of those little fairy gardens.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Caroline 17 Aug 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr B
Location:
Saint Helens, OR
Date:
August 5, 2014
          5.0
 
So Unbelievably Tasty
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Perfect in every way

What are the cons? none

Review:

We were introduced to these 2 years ago by a coworker. We fell in love with their crispy refreshing taste and decided to grow our own. We tried to grow them last year and nothing germinated. Disappointed, but not beaten, we tried again this year, starting the seed in pots. We lost several plants, due to various problems, but, had enough left to get in the ground when it was time. It took them quite awhile to get going, but, once they took, they ran! We just had our first couple fruit yesterday and a few more today. The vines are about 5-6ft long and loaded with flowers and immature fruit.....it's looking like the work and patience is going to pay off! Next time I think I will give them a taller trellis to grow on, as they have escaped their current setup...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Mr B 5 Aug 2014

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PerennialConnection
Location:
Albion, MI
Date:
May 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Germination Rate
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? seed life, flavor, novelty

What are the cons? germination learning curve

Review:

--The first year I tried to grow some and had poor luck with them. --Second Try: I tried starting them in trays later (end of May) and I got decent germination and managed to grow a couple large pots worth to show off at farmers markets to see if there would be an interest in them. They were VERY well received and both adults and children LOVED them. I found they did best in containers. Hanging baskets are easy to grow and harvest...but you MUST maintain even moisture in a container. I suggest something at least 12" diameter. The flavor is lemony tart and crisp, then changes to sweeter-seedier-softer. I thought it was good at all stages. -- Year 3 growing: It is May 19, 2014 and I put seeds in my germination tent a little over 7 days ago. They just broke ground last night. The tent is close to 80 degrees all the time, lights are 5" above the tray & I put a heat mat under the cell tray. Germination on 4 year old seed is excellent!! WARM AIR, WARM SOIL, EVEN WATER!!! That is the trick

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By PerennialConnection 19 May 2014

19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gillmania139
Location:
rancho cucamonga, CA
Date:
November 29, 2013
          5.0
 
Perfect container
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful vines, prolific,

What are the cons? delicate vines at start

Review:

This was the best container vine. Grew in 15 gal pot with thin wire tomato trellis. Taste is sweet/sour very crunchy and juicy. Vines were beautiful. These make the Best bread and butter pickles! Also good split in salads. Fun plant to show off.

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By Gillmania139 29 Nov 2013

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