Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber - Packet

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You’ve seen this tiny watermelon shaped cucumber on your friend’s Instagram post. Mexican Sour Gherkin, also called a cucamelon, is the hot new heirloom vegetable that everyone wants to grow. Looks like melon and tastes like cucumber but is actually Melothria scabra. Fast growing vines produce more tiny fruits than you can possibly eat. Ideal for grazing kid food, and adults who love to eat in the garden.
Plant Information
Crisp, delicious cucumbers are one of the easiest and most rewarding garden vegetables, requiring little work but giving you so much in return. From the short, plump picking varieties to the longer slicing types, they're all incredibly easy to grow. They're also very heavy yielders, so there's always plenty to share! Little in size but big in flavor, Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumbers resemble tiny watermelons and taste like classic cukes splashed with refreshing lemon juice. Their small size and cool, crisp texture make them ideal for salads, snacking, and pickling. Whether grown from a hanging basket, on a trellis, or directly in the garden, it's best to direct sow Mexican Sour Gherkins. However, if you live in a cooler area with shorter summers and want to get a jump start, you can start the seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost is anticipated. Whether transplanting seedlings or sowing directly into your garden or container, the soil should be at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Item Package Size
Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 180 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucumis sativus
How To Grow
Direct sow (recommended) or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
3-6 inches
Row Spacing
2-4 feet
Space After Thinning
12 inches
Days To Germinate
4-13 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Growth Habit
Harvest mature cucumbers to encourage more production.
Seed Life Cycle
Good For Containers, Edible, Grow With Children, Ornamental
Additional Information
Introduced in 1920
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