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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
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  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • 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: 86
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Q
Location:
Greers Ferry, AR, United States
Date:
August 31, 2018
          4.0
 
Barbie Watermelons
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Cute!

What are the cons? Want to take over the world!

Review:

I started these in the greenhouse in EARLY spring. Planted out about mid-April under 5 ft. teepee stakes. No pests bother them which is AWESOME. They want more space than I gave them, but I just keep throwing the tendrils over the top of the teepee. My friend calls them Barbie Watermelons. Really started to produce in July and August. They taste like watermelon rind. Am going to try some refridgerator pickles. I really enjoyed growing these and will grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jackie Smith
Location:
Waterloo, NY, United States
Date:
August 3, 2018
          5.0
 
I LOVE THESE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes good

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have grown these for several years, this year I planted the entire packet in a 5 gal. bucket with a tall trellis and they took off like crazy! (Watered almost daily) They are great in salads or just pop them in your mouth for a healthy snack. Always direct sow, they are very slow to start so be patient.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Simplelife
Location:
Evart, MI, United States
Date:
August 3, 2018
          4.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? Slow maturity

Review:

I love the flavor of these little cucumbers! I grew 3 vines thinking they would be prolific like pickling cukes. They were slow to take off but had starts of cucumbers on them at the same time as my pickling cukes and Japanese long. What surprised me was I started picking my pickling cukes Dailey a couple days after I noticed all the tiny cucumbers. But these I had to wait at least 2 weeks from the time I seen them until I could pick a couple to try. So I would definitely say slow to mature for how small they are. My vines are producing but not near as many as I expected. I will definitely grow them again next year due to the flavor! I'm hoping I can get bigger more prolific vines next year but I will be planting many in case I don't because I would like enough to pickle.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Palmetto State
Location:
Charleston, SC, United States
Date:
July 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderfully Fun to Grow
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Size

What are the cons? Germination

Review:

I kept seeing these on Instagram and decided I wanted to try to grow these tiny watermelon looking cucumber things. I had great success with germinating them in one of those little plastic Jiffy greenhouses, although they took a bit longer than I expected. They transplanted well, and had the tiniest leaves. The leaves were so tiny that I couldn't imagine how they would possibly grow and thrive, but after a short while, they began to climb. And once they did, they spread all over the place! I was shocked how good they were at climbing. I had them trained up some nylon trellis netting, and they overtook that and climbed on the roof of my porch. I only have three plants, but the vines are covering an area at least 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall. The fruits are such a lovely little treat each time I go out in the garden. I love finding all the little tiny fruits and popping them in my mouth for that cucumber taste with the slightly sour chaser. I will grow these again and again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
The Greenish Brown Thumb
Location:
Irmo, SC, United States
Date:
June 28, 2018
          3.0
 
Jurys still out
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? cute, tasty

What are the cons? slow

Review:

I planted these last year in trellis pots and had no germination at all. This year I planted from the same seed packet in raised beds with better soil and they've been growing ok and producing a few fruits, but I think this heat wave may be stressing them, as I've seen very limited fruits that aren't plumping as expected. Largest one was about 3/4". They sure are tasty, though. Will keep trying.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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