Cucamelons, are also called: Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, mouse melon, or pepquinos.
Known to have been a part of the Aztec diet, cucamelon is native to Mexico and Central America and is commonly served in Central America today as a delicacy. They have been a staple of Mexican cuisine since pre-Columbian times.
Cucamelon is a vigorous vining plant with fruit about the size of grapes that tastes like cucumbers with a tinge of sourness. They are highly prolific and a single plant can produce hundreds of fruits.
As with all cucumbers, make sure to provide them with a trellis.
Days to Maturity
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost
Direct Sow after last frost date
*filled by weight