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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) $2.75

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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber

         
 
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(Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit is 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.
 
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 88
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dend
Location:
Elgin, TX, United States
Date:
November 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Late tasty vigorous cucumber
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Branching vines borers ignore

What are the cons? Zero production in summer heat

Review:

I grew 3 plants in 2018, started in the spring and transplanted from 4" pots. They were somewhat slow to establish on my south-facing back fence trellis, with multiple tip die-backs in the 105 degree heat of the dry summer, but vigorous branches form readily lower down the stem. They hit their stride as the weather cooled off and we got some decent rain, and finally set their first fruits in August, no more than an inch, about the size of small grapes. The taste is very much cucumber, plus slightly sweet upfront with a light tart finish and pleasantly crunchy; This would be a lovely addition to salads whole or cut. A serious benefit in my area is the fact that when squash vine borers destroyed two thirds of the 30 cucurbits I planted this spring, including melons, cucumbers, and squash, these were left completely untouched, in fact it is a bit absurd to imagine a borer trying to infiltrate the ~1.5mm vine. As of Nov. they are 8-15' and packed with fruit, I'll grow these again.

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:
Weirdpepperguy
Location:
Franklin, WI, United States
Date:
October 28, 2018
          3.0
 
I loved these
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow

What are the cons? Pretty much nothing

Review:

Well I tried growing these for the first year this last season. I am in zone 5b. I directly seeded them onto a hilled up row.I put up a pea fence for them to grow on. Boy did they grow! I had such a high yield and couldn't give them away. I loved them and thought the taste was great, but unfortunately everyone in my household and friends didn't either like the texture or the taste, I will grow them again despite what they think, haha. I just will have to make pickles or something, maybe that will change the taste or texture enough for them to like. I grew them because I love trying new things, especially Mezoamerican crops (yes I have some Native American ancestry). I am trying to diversify my diet and kind of "decolonize" my diet for better health. I would recommend these for people who have children because they are so easy to grow. Also it helps expose children to not be afraid to try new foods.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 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

6 out of 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 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
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