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Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
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  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • 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: 76
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eli
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
February 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Love These
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, very easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

My toddler dumped several trays of seedlings in 2017. They got all jumbled together, so I ended up with a mystery patch. It ended up being mostly Japanese cucumbers, but toward the middle of the season I noticed one really delicate little plant in the middle of the patch. Thought it was a weed, but decided to wait and see. It started very late for me - the Japanese had already been fruiting for a month when I even noticed it, but when it took off, it really took off. The one plant ended up taking over the whole patch - it was practically clawing to escape in every direction. Vines are string thin, leaves are tiny, fruit are cute and delicious.Very prolific as well, once it got going, though it didn't feel that way at the rate my toddler went through them. These and the rat's tail radishes were the in-garden snack that season - neither ever really made it into the kitchen. This year I'm just going to plant a ton of these very close together and let them grow in a big happy tangle.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caresse
Location:
Orrville, OH, United States
Date:
January 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Favorite like pickle
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful flowers, bites sized

What are the cons? None

Review:

Tender skin, tart sour little cukes. They look like miniature watermelons. Absolutely loved growing these vertically. Lovely little yellow blooms. I will grow them again this year. A delight to eat right in the garden!

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:
raemarsbar
Location:
Edmonton, Canada
Date:
January 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Set it and forget it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? prolific, no pests, easy care

What are the cons? spreads like crazy

Review:

I jumped the gun a bit and started them indoors almost two months early. All four seeds I planted germinated and proceeded to try and take over my bedroom window. Transplanted outside easily, didn't lose a single plant. I set up some netting draped in front of my living room window for them. I tried to keep up with pruning to make sure that the vines didn't climb higher than I could reach. I went away for a week and growth had exploded past what I could manage. I gave up on trying to prune it and let it go wild. No pests seemed to bother this plant. I regularly saw bees visiting the tiny flowers. Soon I was bombarded with bowls of these tiny sour cukes! I didn't think the skin was particularly thick. I liked the subtle sour taste. I didn't end up pickling any of them. Around September the vine growth had gotten so excessive that the netting gave way and drooped down from the bamboo stakes I used to reinforce it. The vines didn't care and kept producing happily.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lou
Location:
Choctaw, OK, United States
Date:
November 29, 2017
          3.0
 
Little cukes
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty little bites fresh.

What are the cons? tough skins

Review:

Very prolific vines and cukes. Very late developing fruit here in central OK. Did not get fruit until late July even with plenty of water and rich soil. They self seed like crazy, they came back everywhere from last years fallen fruit. Have not tried pickling. Picking is kind of slow since they are so small. Not sure if I will grow again because of tough skin.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Monkey Bear Farm
Location:
Milton, NH, United States
Date:
November 14, 2017
          5.0
 
facinating tasty little gems
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Fast growing unique fruits

What are the cons? none

Review:

This year was our first time growing these and they are now going to be a regular in the garden. Started them in the greenhouse where they took off and started taking over all available space very fast, had to prune the vines while waiting for outside temps to rise. They transplanted well and once summer temperatures began so did the abundance of little fruits. Here in NH they are not very common and they sold out every farmers market we brought them to. we tried making pickles with them and they were probably the crispiest pickles ever. This is why we try and grow a few new items every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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