Mouse Melon (Melothria scabra) - 10 Seeds
• American Grown Seeds
• USDA Zone: 7-10
The Mouse Melon, also known as Cucamelon or Mexican Sour Gherkin, is a unique cucurbit that produces grape-sized fruits that resemble miniature watermelons. These tiny fruits pack a punch with a refreshing tangy cucumber taste with a hint of citrus. Not only are they a delight to the eyes, but they are also crunchy and perfect for salads, pickling, or even as a quirky snack. They are remarkably easy to grow, and their vine nature makes them suitable for trellising, allowing gardeners to optimize vertical spaces.
Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plant 1/4" deep, keeping them moist. Expect germination in 10 days at around 70°F. Transplant or direct sow post-frost, spacing 9-12 inches apart. Plant in neutral, well-draining loamy soil. Water consistently until established.