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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • 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: 38
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brittany
Location:
Arlington, TN, United States
Date:
March 27, 2015
          5.0
 
Great conversation piece
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Adorable, and rather tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've been growing cucamelons for about three years now, and I make sure to have a special structure for them to grow on in my garden every year. Very low-maintenance, and you can harvest them late into the summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nancy
Location:
Republic, MO, United States
Date:
March 5, 2015
          5.0
 
Very tasty and super easy.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? very prolific

What are the cons? none

Review:

We love these little jewels! I've planted them in a large container next to our back ramp in partial shade. They are very prolific, easy to grow and tastes great! We made salads with these and the little pineapple tomatillos (sadly, they don't have the seeds this year). At least we did when we didn't pick them as an outside snack! Most every one of the seeds we planted germinated. We highly recommend them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

29 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike S
Location:
Tulsa, OK
Date:
January 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Nice little veggie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Nice bite sized cucumber

What are the cons? Vines grow long and fast.

Review:

Planted in a little raised bed on the front porch to grow up mesh. Plant grew over 10 feet halfway through season, Covered front porch and shaded house. Had a ton on the vine until a high wind came along and pelted the neighbor and his house. They came back real fast. Friends would always stop on the way to the steps and plucked a few off to eat. Wife and I would always snag a few going in and out of the house. Great snacking item fresh off the vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 57 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Washington Gardener
Location:
Malaga, WA
Date:
November 19, 2014
          1.0
 
Invasive Plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty Climbing Plant

What are the cons? Invasive & fruit tastes awful

Review:

Wish I had known how invasive this plant and seedlings can be. The fruit tasted awful - like a lemon flavored cucumber with little flavor to it. As we tore the huge vines off the garden fencing, thousands of the small gerkins fell off. Am sure we will be fighting to control the take over of these all over and around the garden next year. The worst thing to plant ever. Shared some starts with friends and their just took over any other plants nearby. Should come with a warning on the seed packet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Noelle_L
Location:
Banks, OR
Date:
October 5, 2014
          5.0
 
Great little experiment
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific producer

What are the cons? Tinier than I imagined

Review:

Fantastic producer of 1-inch cucumber-like fruit, once it gets going. Sprouted well alongside my squash starts, but grew slowly until ~July when the weather really began to heat up. Grew 7-8 plants together in large black pots, on the assumption that anything with "Mexican" in the name will prefer more heat than is present in my climate. Plants flourished and grew to >6 feet. Appears to have some drought resistance, as the plants (still in pots) did just fine while I was on vacation, where some nearby tomatoes in pots keeled over from underwatering.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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