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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: 71
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
WeirdoMcGweirdo
Location:
albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
October 20, 2017
          4.0
 
Prolific as F
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Bug Resistant and ignorable

What are the cons? Made for gross pickles

Review:

These little babies tried to die over and over again, and were not a good match against the NM sun. I finally gave up on them and low and behold, they went crazy. The three plants that survived took over an 8 foot section of fence. I have picked at least a bushel in the last 4 months. The little suckers are adorable. And I hate them. Taste-wise, they are akin to a lemon cucumber and are mildly sour as the name implies. Several friends loved them. I was unimpressed with them fresh. The reason I hate them is the pickle situation. The skin is tough even after pickling. Combine this with the fact that they are not very fibrous on the inside and I ended up very sad. Eating them was like biting into dill-flavored crunchy balls of snot. I tried three different batches and recipes to no avail. If you are going to pickle them you better like crunchy snot. Or maybe slice them in half first. Still, they are adorable!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Irk
Location:
Henderson, NV, United States
Date:
October 18, 2017
          4.0
 
A pain to start in the desert
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Fairly quick vining.

What are the cons? Took forever to start.

Review:

I started planting the seeds in February since we get little to no frost throughout the year. I got a few sprouts, but all of them died early until one decided to pop up in August. That one started pretty small, but sprawled vines all over the back fence and I just got my first cucamelon halfway through October. The flavor was great, but we'll see how it handles through the winter and if it puts out as well as a lot of other people have gotten when in this fairly arid climate. I did get a few spider mites on it, which is weird since I had never seen them here before. They probably came in from a transplant and died off with a quickness with some proper care. No other real pests to speak of though.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TylrP
Location:
Dalton Gardens, ID, United States
Date:
October 12, 2017
          4.0
 
Suprisingly tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yummy, and pottable

What are the cons? Havent found any

Review:

So I own my own gardening business and received a plant from a lady I was talking gardening with. I don't do mainstream plants or hybrids unless specifically requested from clients. So mostly I find the rare, odd, interesting varieties to grow. Well I put this guy in a pot against the fence where the sprinkler would hit it, gave it an ample supply of compost and forgot about it. That is until I noticed it had creeped a few feet up the fence with dozens of blooms and lots of these little melon looking things. My favorite part is is seeds and sour notes. Best thing in the world was giving a couple to my brother who loved the sweetness of it for the second or two before he noted the sour and started making his funny faces. Needles to say. They hands down won a spot in the actual garden this year.

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:
beanwoman
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
August 21, 2017
          5.0
 
Riper is sweeter
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hundreds, fun to pick.

What are the cons? Too small for salads.

Review:

I loved watching these vines grow. They grew fast and once the fruit came on it was gangbusters. I picked & picked, they lasted long, weeks on the counter. They never made it to the fridge. Interesting the longer they stayed on the vine the sweeter they got, still retaining the tart flavor mixed with the sweet. They were at their best after they fell from the vine and of course easier to see & harvest. We had a hot summer last year. I didn't plant them this year, trying the Beit Alpha instead. Those grow great and I would plant those again. The tiny watermelon cucumber were really much too labor intensive. Not bad just time consuming, to look & pick up or pick. All in all I enjoyed them thou I wouldn't plant them again but I recommend trying them at least once. I think children would love to plant & pick & eat these. A fun experience.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jason
Location:
Rosendale, MO, United States
Date:
August 21, 2017
          4.0
 
Mexican sour gherkin
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Good flavor,

What are the cons? Slow germination.

Review:

Started in late May, with normal cucumbers, it's late August now, normal cucumbers almost done, and there just now ripening fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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