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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
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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: 35
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 2 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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2 out of 2 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

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pua Mainani hea
Location:
Kailua kona, HI
Date:
September 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Ono, nice plant, producer

What are the cons? None

Review:

Seeds sprouted in 7 days. Grows incredibly fast. Gives fruit in no time. One of my new favorite plants. My plant is only 3 and a half months old, and it gave off over a hundred cucumbers. I'm so happy

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
The Garden Gurl
Location:
Dover, OH
Date:
September 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Very easy very prolific try
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, I mean easy easy

What are the cons? slow to grow

Review:

Well, they direct seeded very easy and grew pretty consistently. I had a couple here and there in July but there really didn't come on til end of Aug/early Sept and I still only got an ice cream bowl full. I'm going to save the seed and try doing more than 1 in a hanging basket. I would recommend a basket, they really seemed to like trailing up and down and it really looked nice and full all summer. I have it one my episode at https://www.itownz.com/gardengurl.php

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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